Medicines in School
If children need medication during the day, parents are welcome to come into school to administer it. If parents are unable to come into school, they may send a representative along with written authorisation. School staff can administer medication but parents must come into school to complete the appropriate authorisation forms. Only the dosage for the day can be kept in school and no medicines can be left in school overnight.
Children with medical conditions who must take medication as part of treatment have a Care Plan written by health professionals. This is an individual plan specific to the child.
Children with asthma need to have prescribed inhalers in school at all times, clearly labelled with their name and in date. These will be kept in the child's classroom. Children who are prescribed an inhaler must have this for school trips, sports and swimming, and will be unable to take part without it. It is the responsibility of parents to ensure children have an inhaler in school and that it is always in date.