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Case Studies in Action

Join us in this live learning channel, designed to showcase good practices and illustrate how our case study schools are addressing each difficulty, utilising the SAAG process.

A very big thank you to our case study schools for agreeing to provide this open channel as they work towards development of effective school allergy policy and practice. Sharing their experiences and solutions learned, right from their first SAAG meeting allows other schools to benefit from the programme sooner.

We are just beginning so our case study schools may not provide all the answer your school requires, so do feel free to send us your specific questions via schools@allergyuk.org

Highgate School  

  • Highgate is an independent day school with more than 1500 pupils, aged 3 – 18, in three schools; Pre-Prep, Junior School and Senior School.
  • The School is quite advanced when it comes to allergy management
  • Highgate approached HET after experiencing an incident which gave them the warning needed to make some rigorous changes in their allergy management practices and, just as importantly, in the approach of the whole school community towards allergy management.
  • Highgate hosted and took part in the workshop in February 2015 and have been a valued affiliate of the project throughout
  • Highgate have now completed the SAAG programme and established an effective Whole School Allergy Awareness and Action Management Policy at the school, with regular SAAG meetings taking place to ensure their policy is under constant review.
  • Details of the process Highgate worked through to develop their policy can be viewed below
  • Highgate have agreed to make their policy available to other schools and can be found here

Trinity Lewisham School

  • Trinity is a Church of England School in Lewisham, in the Diocese of Southwark
  • Currently there are approximately 600 pupils across the primary and secondary schools
  • As a relatively new school, they do not have an established allergy policy at this stage
  • While they currently have low numbers of pupils with allergy, they are thinking ahead and want to be prepared with correct policy to ensure good practice
  • Trinity are working through the SAAG programme and you can see their progress below

Bristol Steiner Academy

  • Bristol Steiner Academy is a co-educational free school, one of four such academy’s in the UK and part of the wider Steiner education movement
  • 280 pupils, aged 3-16, across kindergarten (on a separate site), lower, middle and upper schools
  • Bristol Steiner School’s catering manager approached the collaboration to help develop their allergy policy after seeing an article about it in a school food newsletter and are now a pilot school
  • Whilst there are no secondary school aged pupils with a food allergy, Bristol Steiner School wants to be fully prepared for the ever changing school population and for a time when they do have a child with a serious food allergy. 2 primary school pupils have a nut allergy, although neither child has been issued with an adrenaline auto-injector (AAI)
  • Bristol Steiner School have commenced the SAAG programme and updates following each SAAG meeting will be posted below