Many of our pupils will require medication to be administered as part of their daily routines. Parents should also keep the school informed of medication or other medical requirements pertaining to their child.
If medication has to be given in school, parents MUST sign specific forms giving details of administration and their permission prior to any medication being given.
Only medicines which have the child’s name and dosage will be administered. If there are any special procedures to be followed with regards to seizures, the school must be informed.
Copies of the Healthcare in Education Policy and the medical consent form are available by following the link below, or by request from the school office.
The administration of prescribed medicines in an educational establishment is a matter for the discretion of the head teacher.
If the head teacher agrees to administer medicine at the establishment, and a member of staff volunteers to do so, then they are required to exercise reasonable care to avoid injury. In return, the head teacher is entitled to the full co-operation of the parents in helping to observe safe practices.