It is school policy, in line with the L.E.A. and teachers’ professional association guidelines, that no medicines will be given to children with two exceptions:
- inhalers or epi pens - epi pens will be kept securely in the School Office. Inhalers may be kept in the classroom, by the class teacher
- prescribed medicines where the frequency of dosage makes this necessary
Any medicine must be brought to the office by a parent/carer. It must show the prescription label naming the child and dosage instructions. Administration of Medicine forms must be filled out by parents/carers before any medicine can be given by school staff to children. We can take no responsibility for a missed dose - children will need to remember to come to the office at the correct time. Parents may choose to come in and administer medicines themselves. Children should not bring throat lozenges, creams or other non-prescribed medicines to school.
At the end of each school year, all medicine will sent home and new medicine authorisation forms must be completed by parents/carers at the beginning of each school year. This includes updated asthma care plans.