Medication in School
In line with the Trusts policy on ‘Supporting Learners with Medical Conditions’ and a recent review of Health and Safety advice, we would like to inform parents of the following details. This information may differ from recent practices in school, but under the new guidance this will be how we move forward.
When a learner requires medication that is prescribed by a doctor for a long-term medical need, such as an inhaler, an Individual Health Care Plan needs to be filled in. This form can be obtained by speaking to a member of staff. A conversation will take place making sure all details are covered and recorded accordingly.
When a learner requires medication that is prescribed by a doctor for a short-term medical need, such as antibiotics, a medicine form needs to be filled in. This electronic form can be emailed to you. We can only administer this medicine when the prescription is for 4 times a day or more.
When a learner requires Calpol or any other over the counter medication we would request that a parent/carer/relation administers this to the learner by attending the school.
Please see link to Supporting Learners with Medical Conditions Policy here.