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Health

The RGS takes every aspect of each individual’s welfare very seriously and the medical support is at the heart of the School’s work in loco parentis.

The RGS has a fully-qualified nurse who is available throughout the school day and the Medical Room is at the very centre of the School making her easily accessible. The Nurse provides first aid and health advice to both boys and staff; the well-equipped Medical Room is a quiet place for boys to rest if they fall ill during the day. Boys who are ill can visit at any time although they are encouraged to come during break and lunchtimes unless it is urgent. If a boy is unwell and it is not in the boy’s best interest to remain at school, the Nurse will contact the parents and ask for him to be collected. Older boys may be sent home unaccompanied; however, this will only occur with parental consent. If a boy needs to be taken to hospital, the Nurse will make every effort to contact his parents but if they are unavailable will accompany him there herself.

The Nurse also produces individual health care plans for boys at RGS with long-term conditions or disabilities, co-ordinates immunisation programmes and is involved in health promotion by contributing to the PSHME curriculum. She provides advice for parents and staff on childhood illnesses and is involved in the management and control of infectious diseases. As a qualified first aid instructor, she trains both boys and staff and also trains staff to support children with healthcare needs.

"The pastoral care from which pupils benefit is excellent, offering outstanding support"
ISI Report 2014