Pupils with medical needs

Medication in School

Any request for medication to be administered to pupils during school hours needs to be supported by a written request from parents (Form 3a).  Due to the large number of requests made and the potential risks it is only possible for school staff to administer medication prescribed by a child’s doctor so ‘over the counter’ medication cannot be administered. Any decision whether or not to administer medicines is on a voluntary basis and is not a legal requirement of the school.

We would request that the administration of medicines be kept to a minimum, so can parents consider the possibility of administering the daily doses out of school hours (particularly if it is to be only taken 3 times daily). If this is not possible there is a standard medication consent form (Administration of Medication to Pupils - Agreement between Parents and School) that must be completed and is available from the school office or if you click on the downloads button you will be able to print a copy of the form you require.

Pupils who use inhalers should keep their inhalers with them at all times, if parents wish to keep a spare inhaler in the office please do not hesitate to send one into school and complete the necessary form.

Supporting Pupils in School with Medical Conditions
 
Please see our attached document which outlines how we will support pupils in our school who have medical conditions.