It would be appreciated if parents, as far as possible, dealt with the administration of medication at home. If a child requires prescribed medication during school hours then parents are asked to deliver the medication to the school office and not the class teacher. The medicine should be brought to school by a parent or other adult. It is also necessary for you to complete a form giving permission that the medication may be administered to your child. A copy of the form is available below. The medicine should be in a properly labelled container. The label should contain the following information:
- the child’s name
- the name of the medicine
- the dosage and time of administration
- date of dispensing
- storage instructions
- expiry date
If your child has a long-term illness such as epilepsy or asthma and requires medication on an infrequent and irregular basis you should contact the school. The school is advised that it should only accept responsibility where specific guidance has been received on the nature of the emergency and the procedure necessary to cope with it.
For further guidance please read our Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy.
Administering Medicines Form
Exclusion Procedure for Illness/ Communicable Disease