Administration of Medicines
There may be occasions when a child returns to school after an illness when a course of treatment is not finished. Medicines prescribed for 3 times a day should be given at home; morning, afternoon and bedtime. Medicines will only be administered at school where more than 3 doses a day are required and on completion of the ‘Request for Medication to be administered at School’ form.
All medicines requiring 4 doses a day may have the second dose at 12 noon. This must be prescribed medicine and have the original prescription labels detailing the child’s name and dose. Medication should be handed into the school office each morning and collected at the end of the day.
Please note that school staff supervise children taking medicines as a courtesy and not as a duty. Responsibility for childrens’ medication remains with the parents.
Children are encouraged to carry their own inhalers with them so that they are easily accessible when required. These inhalers should be labelled with their name and class.
For those medications that need to be administered on a long term basis, please contact the Headteacher for advice.