The whole of Oasis Academy Shirley Park Primary is committed to meeting the needs of Young Carers so that they can attend and enjoy school in the same way as other pupils and achieve their potential. Mrs Downton is the designated Young Carers School Lead for the Primary phase, with responsibility for Young Carers and their families. She is available to meet with parents and children to discuss their caring role, please contact her via the main office on either site.
Oasis Academy Shirley Park Primary has a designated Young Carers Senior Leadership Lead, Ms. Evry, with strategic responsibility to support Young Carers in our school, liasing closely with Croydon Local Authority. Oasis Academy Shirley Park Primary has an effective referral system and strong partnership in place with the Croydon Young Carers service and other support agencies. Oasis Academy Shirley Park Primary only shares information with professionals and agencies on a need to know basis in order to support pupils and their families. We actively seek feedback and ideas from Young Carers and their families to shape and improve our support.
If your child is on any medication it is fine for them to come to school. We have first-aiders who can administer the medication when required. Please note that a medication form will need to be completed and signed by parents/carers. Medicines will need to be in date and named with your child’s name. These forms can be obtained from the school office.
Children who need medicine as part of a chronic condition, such as asthma, diabetes, attend the office for their medicine as necessary. A member of staff will complete a care plan with parent/carers for their child.
Medical appointments should be made outside of school hours where possible. If this is not possible then we require proof of appointment to enable us to do the registrations accordingly. If no proof is produced on request, this may be classed as an unauthorised absence.