We have a comprehensive policy on medicines in school which can be found on our Policies page/Health and Medical. You can find forms to allow ministrations of medicine on our About Us page, Forms tab
Below you will find an outline of the treatment and actions we will take should we need to administer medications or offer your child first aid.
Medicines and First Aid
The school’s trained first aiders will treat children for minor cuts and bruises but will always telephone parents if there is any type of head injury (even minor).
In an emergency, or if the school staff feel that an injury may be a serious cause for concern, the school will arrange for the necessary medical assistance (including transfer of a child to hospital by ambulance). At the same time, the school will contact the child’s parents/carers as soon as possible but obtaining medical assistance will not be delayed pending contact with parents.
Medicines in School
Medicines will only be accepted for administration by school staff if they are: prescribed, in-date, labelled and provided in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist. The only exception to this is insulin, which must be in date, but will generally be available inside an insulin pen or pump, rather than its original container. Medicines must include instructions for administration, dosage and storage.
If your child has been prescribed a medicine which is to be given 4 times a day or more frequently, and is well enough to attend school, please first complete and sign a Request for School to Administer Medication Form. Then take the medicine to the School Office at the beginning of each school day, where it will be kept in a lockable cabinet, and collect it at the end of the school day. Please also inform your child’s teacher that you have left medicine at the office for your child.
Your child will need to go to the School Office at the correct time to receive their medication.
If the medication is to treat asthma or allergies, then there are also separate Asthma or Allergy Action Plans which need to be completed. Please then take the forms to the School Office with the medication and we will keep them in school to be administered as required and according to the dosage instructions on the prescription label.
If your child seems unwell, the School Office will contact you or your emergency contact and may stop administering the medication until medical advice has been sought.
Illness during the school day
If children are unwell during the day then parents will be called to arrange collection of the child ideally within half an hour.