Key staff have been trained on how to use the defibrillator following its arrival in school at the start of November. Staff who are in school at all times (admin, premises, LSAs and teachers) were chosen so that we always have someone around who can use the equipment - although it is very straightforward to use and includes foolproof instructions so that anyone with confidence can use it. It is based in our medical room, but is portable so could be taken outside at times such as sports day when the focus has switched out of the building. Training was provided by instructors from the Oliver King Foundation, who travelled down from Liverpool to hand over the device. Mark King, father of Oliver, is seen presenting the defibrillator to Neil Hardy (HT).
Tragically Oliver died when he was just 12 years old from an undiagnosed heart condition whilst at swimming lessons in his secondary school.
A whole school basic first aid and defibrillator awareness training is planned for January 25th 2018 for all of the pupils.