This page updates parents/carers with medical advice and information from our Medical Needs Co-ordinator, Ms Anderson (Mon-Weds), and Ms Vella (Thurs-Fri).
If you would like further information, support and advice regarding your child’s medical conditions, please contact them directly.
Parents can also contact and speak to a nurse at the Tower Hamlets School Health and Wellbeing team on 0203 950 7176.
The school also has a Medical Policy which outlines all procedure – this policy can be found here.
Specialist community asthma nurse clinic
Worried about your child’s asthma? Parents can now self-refer to a specialist clinic. If your child has any of the conditions below, please contact Tori Hadaway, Community Children’s Specialist Asthma Nurse, on 07591 989 962 or email TH.email@example.com.
- One or more hospital admission or more than 2 wheeze/asthma attacks in the last year
- Regular use of salbutamol (blue inhaler) more than 3 times a week at school or at home
- Symptoms limiting exercise during sports, PE, playtimes or longer walks such as school trips
- School attendance below 90% because of asthma
- Parent or professional concern around compliance of treatment
Infectious Illness and Chicken Pox
If your child is off school with an infectious illness, especially chicken pox, please inform or Medical Coordinator or the Attendance Officer immediately. This is to safeguard students with weakened immune systems who may need to receive urgent medical treatment.
Amendment of Medical Records
If your child no longer has Asthma or any other condition that you have notified us about then please provide a letter to the school from their GP or consultant stating this so we can amend our records. If it has not been confirmed by a medical professional then you are still required to provide the school with an inhaler, Adrenaline pen or other spare medication as per the Medical Policy.