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Medical

Good health and well-being are essential if students are to achieve their full potential both academically and socially. The Medical Centre at Reading School works closely with the pastoral care team to ensure that students achieve optimum health and well-being status and therefore feel confident in all aspects of their life here.

The Medical Centre is staffed during the school term by the school’s First Aider Robbie Jackson, as well as the two Boarding matrons Nicola Emmott and Karen Andrews. The centre is open for students and parents to contact 08.00 – 16.00 Monday-Thursday and 08.00 – 15.30 on Friday.

The Medical Centre staff co-operate closely with Heads of Houses, the Pastoral team, the Student Support team and all other staff members to ensure that, where appropriate, staff are aware of health concerns which may be impacting on learning. This enables us to make any necessary adjustments to ensure students are supported in the most effective way.

The Medical Centre also has the ability to refer students to a School NHS Nurse, who is a qualified nurse who can see students up to weekly about any aspect of health. They are also able to refer students to specialists. If you think your child would be interested in this, please contact Mr Jackson.

For further information please contact Robbie Jackson;
Telephone:  0118 9015600 or rjackson@reading-school.co.uk

Please see the following documents for information:

If you wish for your child to be administered prescribed medication by the Medical Centre, and for this medication to be kept securely in the Medical Centre please complete and return this form: - Consent form Parent to administer medication in school 2016

If you wish for your son to carry and administer medication himself, please complete and return this form: - Consent Request for Student to carry his own medicine

If your son is a diagnosed asthmatic please ensure the Medical Centre holds an in-date copy of this form: - School Asthma Card Final

If your son has a serve allergic reaction, meaning he holds an EpiPen (or likewise), please ensure the Medical Centre holds an in-date copy of this form: - Anaphylaxis Care Plan 2018

If you want to know more about other organisations that can help with any aspect of health please see this document: - useful sites for parents