PARENT'S CORNER

Clinic

We have a fully equipped, modern school clinic, which is situated centrally in our new Sports Complex and is easily accessible from both Primary and Secondary buildings. Clinic governance and management is provided in partnership with Kings College Hospital. We have two fully qualified and experienced nurses dedicated to full time support within the school, in addition to a visiting Doctor and access to a breadth of specialist advice and guidance as and when required. Our clinic is equipped with BP apparatus, Automated External Defibrillator, Glucometer, Thermometer, Oxygen Saturation, Oxygen and Nebulizer.

Covid-19

We have appointed a dedicated Isolation Room for the observation of staff or students presenting with potential C-19 symptoms in accordance with Dubai Health Authority and KHDA guidelines. Please view the Covid-19 FAQs for Parents


First Aid
treatment of illness occurring during school hours will be provided by our school nurses, however for all other medical needs students should consult their own doctor. Please do not send your children to school if they are ill.

Medication should not be carried by students (except inhalers for asthma). If your child has any medical condition and/or is taking regular medication you must inform the school.  Any student requiring the administration of medication during school hours must provide:

  • a doctor’s prescription detailing the medication’s name, dose, and times to be administered
  • a written and signed note from parents.

This should be submitted to the nurse on arrival at school.

As mandated by the Dubai Health Authority, all medical forms must be completed and returned prior to students starting at the school. The school medical staff may not treat a student without this form.

When there is a valid reason for a student not to take part in PE, it is important that a note is received from the parents explaining the circumstances. If this is over a prolonged period, a doctor’s certificate will be required. If a genuine note is not presented, students are expected to take part in physical activities, including swimming.

All new students will receive a school medical as required by the Dubai Health Authority. Medicals are also required for students entering Years 9 and 11 . Medicals will be carried out by the Doctor, with the Nurse in attendance.

Immunisations will be offered at school upon successful inspection from Dubai Health Authority.  It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that their child’s vaccinations are all up to date. The UAE vaccination schedule is in the Medical Resources section on the D6 School Communicator for your reference. Please ensure that a copy of the student’s immunisation records are sent to the school nurse.

If a student is unwell the school nurse (or a member of staff) will assess him or her and call parents to collect the child. Students may not call their parents directly to collect them from school as a result of illness. If your child calls you to report illness you should verify with the school nurse. Parents are expected to collect their child within 45 minutes of being called to do so.

Emergencies: In the unlikely event of an emergency, the policy of The English College is to call an ambulance to take an injured student to hospital. In this event every attempt will be made to contact parents. It is vital that the school has your current contact details.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding health matters in the school, please do not hesitate to speak to the school nurse.

In case of any queries or questions relating to Covid-19 or other medical challenges, please do contact: nurse@englishcollege.ac.ae