Supporting Children With Medical Needs

We fully support all students with medical conditions within the Academy and ask that you share any relevant information with us to ensure we can care for your child.  Any child who is required to take medication during the day or who has a specific medical condition may require a care plan. Please speak to Ross Thompson in the first instance.

We have a large number of trained first aiders, however the following staff are our delegated first aiders:

iHCP LEAD & First Aid LEADRoss
Ross ThompsonProgress Manager02.12.23
Jennifer NichollsProgress Leader21.10.23
Hollie HobsonWellbeing officer04.10.26
Donna TewsonReception04.10.26
Dan Cheatle*Progress Manager04.10.26
Gregg HendersonSLT15.1.24
Darren ButterworthDeputy EVC/Teacher of PE15.1.24
Matt TyersAssociate assistant headteacher 27.1.24
Sonia ArifTeacher of Maths17.11.25
Teresa WanTeacher of Maths24.1125
Julie MoatLevel 3 Teaching Assistant16.07.24
Lynsey HallReception16.07.24
Kayleigh OldershawCommunity Engagement Officer 15.12.25
Emma SmytheEAL Teacher and Intervention Lead 11.11.25
Paula SmytheTeaching Assistant11.11.25
Scott SwallowAssistant Headteacher 21.1.24
Laura DanielsPE Teacher02.11.26
Todd RoddisCover Supervisor11.10.26


Ross Thompson is also our designated lead for iHCPS and this is overseen by Sarah Husband, Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion.  If you feel your child requires a care plan, please contact

Ross Thompson in the first instance on


We take our responsibilities in ensuring children take correct and prescribed medication very seriously. As per Government guidelines, all medication must be signed in by parents and must have a prescription label detailing the child’s name and medication.  Please see the document here detailing our responsibilities.


The following staff have had additional training to supervise children in taking prescribed medication:

  • Darren Butterworth
  • Gregg Henderson
  • Ross Thompson
  • Jackie Doughty
  • Abbie Armitage
  • Jackie Doughty
  • Ross Thompson
  • Daniel Cheatle
  • Ricky Reeves
  • Donna Tewson
  • Lynsey Hall

If you have any questions or require more information please contact Sarah Husband on

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