Our Vision:

"To create a purposeful educational environment where children of all abilities can learn and thrive"

Medication

 

Medicine should only be taken to school when essential: that is where it would be detrimental to a child's health if the medicine were not administered during the school day.

 

The only medicines that can be administered at school are:

 

  • Medicines prscribed by a doctor, dentist, urse prescriber or pharmacist prescriber (prescription medicines)
  • Prescription medicines included in a child or young person's Health Care Plan and agreed by a health care professional have been formally agreed with a parental agreement has been set up and signed to cover incidents such as high temperature.
  • Medicines that staff are trained and insured to adminster

 

A request to adminster medicines form must be completed before any medicines can be administered within school.

 

Please click this link to access a copy of the form

 

All medicines should be provided in their original container as dispensed by a pharmacist and include prescriber's intructions for administration.

 

This should include:

 

  • Dosage and frequency
  • Full name of medicine
  • Name of child
  • Duration of course of treatment (if applicable) - wherever possible please consult GP to see if it is essential that doses should be taken at school for exampleif medicine is to be taken 3 times a day, it may be satisfactory to give it before school, after school and before bed.
  • Date prescribed and expiry date
  • Specific directions for the administration

 

Any controlled drugs that are unused, expired or no longer clearly labelled will be returned to parents/carers for safe disposal. All uncontrolled medication that is unused, expired or no longer clearly labelled is taken to a chemist to be disposed of every half term.

 

All children under 16 should never be given aspirin or ibuprofen unless prescribed by a doctor.

 

Before any offsite visit or residential trip, staff will carry out a risk assessment and make arrangements for the administration, storage and transportation of medication. If you have any concerns regarding any trip please do not hesitate to contact any member of staff to discuss your concerns.

 

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD ANY STUDENT KEEP ANY MEDICATION ON THEIR PERSON