Working as a Teaching Assistant in a Primary school and looking after the health and wellbeing of the children.
Working in a busy Primary school environment as a Teaching Assistant is an important role, that is diverse, challenging and rewarding all at the same time. Not only are you helping the class teacher to educate your thirty children but you are partially responsible for their health and wellbeing. Quite a few of the children in your care will have health issues, some potentially life threatening, such as Asthma, or Allergies to nuts, bee stings, etc. Part of your role as a Teaching Assistant will be to help the children monitor their conditions, carefully record any issues and help administer medication or inhalers if necessary. Receiving thorough training from a professional company such as https://www.tidaltraining.co.uk/health-and-social-care-courses/safe-handling-medication-training who specialise in running bespoke courses on the Safe handling of medication, is essential for anyone working with children.
If a child is having an Asthma attack or an allergic reaction, it’s vitally important you understand exactly what to do, remain calm and in control, reassure the child, and get them to their medication as quickly as possible. These elite training sessions will explain why it is important to make sure you record what time the incident occurred, what medication was administered and how the young person is afterwards.
When away from the classroom, the emergency medication MUST be taken with each child that may need it, your role as Teaching Assistant is to make sure the inhalers and EpiPens are always taken with them.