At Biddick Academy we are committed to supporting students with their medical needs. Our medication policy is in place so that staff and parents are aware of the guidelines we will be working to in connection with administering medication in school.
Whilst there is no legal or contractual duty on staff in school to administer medicines or supervise students taking their medication, nevertheless, we wish to support our students where we can. The prime responsibility for a student’s health lies with the parent or carer who is responsible for the student’s medication and should supply the school with any relevant information.
We will ensure:
What we expect parents to do:
Biddick is a popular and oversubscribed Academy, mainly serving the south of Washington, with around 1100 students on roll. We make a commitment to staffing and as a result we have one of the lowest teacher pupil ratios in the area.
Most of our students have English as a first language; the number of pupils with learning disabilities and the proportion entitled to free school meals are below average.
Please address all enquiries (including general enquiries) to:
Mr P Cowen, Head Teacher
Biddick Lane, Washington, NE38 8AL
If you would like a paper copy of information on the Academy’s website, please contact us for the request.