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Medical Needs

Managing medical needs in school

At Spinney Hill Primary School, we support pupils with medical conditions, including asthma, eczema, nut allergies or other allergies that may potentially lead to anaphylaxis, diabetes, kidney transplants, gastric feeds, haemophilia, thallasaemia, epilepsy, incontinence and a number of other conditions, including mental health concerns. 

We have staff who are specially trained in First Aid and in supporting pupils with ongoing medical conditions. We are also well supported by our Public Health Nurse (School Nursing Service / Healthy Together Team) and referrals can be made through the school for advice, although you should always contact your child's GP in the first instance if you have medical concerns. You should inform the school office on 0116 2737047 as soon as possible about any medical conditions or needs that your child has that may require support.

Please see the ChatHealth link below for information regarding the Public Health Nurse. They can be contacted on 0300 3003001 for confidential advice and support.


Intimate Care

We can support pupils with intimate care, particularly where it relates to a medical condition or other diagnosis.

Please read our intimate care policy below.



If your child requires an asthma inhaler, auto-injector (Epipen, Jext, Emerade) or other medicine on a regular basis, you should contact the school office in the first instance. You may also be required to provide an action plan signed by a medical professional.

The school has a spare asthma inhaler and two spare auto-injectors kept securely in our school office for use in emergencies. 


If you have concerns about your child's health or they have an identified need and would like further advice about how we can support your child's health needs in school, please contact the school on 0116 2737047 and ask to speak to

Mr Ranzetta (Assistant Head for Inclusion).

Alternatively, you can email and mark your email FAO Mr Ranzetta


Dietary Requirements

If your child requires a specific diet owing to a medical need and you would like them to have a school dinner, we can ask the caterers to provide specially prepared meals. Please contact the school office on 0116 2737047 and ask to make an appointment with Mr Ranzetta in the first instance. 


Mental Health

At Spinney Hill Primary School, we have three qualified Mental Health First Aiders who can support your child with anxiety or other concerns. These are:

Bernie Ranzetta (Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion)

Leona Wallace (Family Support Worker)

Hasina Shaikh (Early Years Foundation Stage Co-ordinator)

Please contact the school office on 0116 2737047 if you wish to make an appointment to discuss children's concerns around Mental Health