Medication

If a child is sick the best place for them is at home until they are fully recovered. Should a child have medication that needs to be taken 3 times per day it is best administered at home around the school day.

However, our school does support any child who has medical needs and permanently requires on-going medication during the school day. The school office staff will liaise with parents and complete a written consent form and ensure appropriate communication is made with the child’s teacher and other relevant staff. Children with longer term health issues will have a Healthcare plan from their doctors. It is the responsibility of the parent/carer to ensure that all medicines are clearly marked with dosage and times to be taken, child’s name and address, prescribing person and are in date. Medicines are stored in areas relevant to a child’s need. Medical forms MUST BE completed as your child starts school and MUST BE kept up to date thereafter.

Some medications, asthma inhalers, Epipens and insulin are kept as near to the child as possible. Children in Key Stage Two are expected to manage asthma inhalers themselves.