Medication and Care Plans
Medication should only be administered by the school when essential and where it would be detrimental to a child’s health if the medicine were not administered during the academy day.
The need for medicines to be administered during the academy day should be avoided; parents/carers are therefore requested to arrange the timings of doses accordingly (i.e. medicines prescribed to be taken three times a day can be taken in the morning, after academy hours and at bedtime).
The academy cannot take responsibility for administering non-prescribed medication and children are not permitted to bring these into the academy for self-administration.
Academy staff will agree to administer prescribed medication in exceptional circumstances, such as those requiring four doses a day or a less frequent dose where the medication is required to be taken with a meal, but cannot accept responsibility for missed doses.
Parents must give written consent by completing the Temporary Administration of Medicines form (available from the school office) and the following guidelines should be followed:
- Medication must be brought to the school office by the parent or carer, not by the child;
- Medication should be in a clearly labeled, appropriate, container with the following information:
- Child’s full name, DOB and Class
- Name of medication
- Dosage instructions – frequency and levels
- Instructions for administration
- Date of dispensing
- Cautionary advice
- Expiry date
If your child has a long term health issue such as Asthma, Diabetes or severe anaphylaxis, then Parents/carers will be required to complete an Individual Care Plan. Please contact the school office to discuss.
Full details are available in the Welfare Policy.