Administering Medication in School
In line with the Trust's 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 or downloaded below. We can only administer this medicine during the school day when the prescription is for 4 times a day or more. This will be adminstered once during the school day and must be spaced as evenly as possible over a 24 hour period.
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. This needs to be agreed with the school in advance via the office email.
Learners with medical/attendance plans and learners with SEND who need medication are not affected by this change.
Please see link to Supporting Learners with Medical Conditions Policy here
Children attending Wrap Around Care - If your child requires a perscribed medication 3 times a day and is attending Breakfast Club and/or After School Club, we can adminster this once, during the school day. This needs to be agreed with the school in advance via the office email. This does not apply if your child is attending a Croxby Activity Club or a First Steps Club.
Please note: Throat lozenges are not permitted in school.
Sun cream, unless specifically prescribed, is not considered a ‘medication’ and therefore the school will consider and manage the risk associated with exposure to the sun as part of their overall risk assessment process.
Please click on the link below to download the form, or request a copy via the office email.