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Medicines and inhaler usage can, and will, only be administered at school if a medicine/inhaler consent form has been signed. If this is required, please ask for a form at the main office.  

Alternatively, parents may choose to come to school and administer medicine themselves.  

If your child is absent due to sickness and diarrhoea, they should not return to school until they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours. 

Overview of administered medicine 

  • Inhalers – Inhalers will be kept in your child’s classroom.  
  • Prescribed Medicines – Only where the daily frequency required exceeds three times, medicine will be administered at school. 
  • Medication cited in a medical care plan. 

Any medicine should be brought to the office by an adult and must be clearly marked with the child’s name and dosage. School can take no responsibility for a missed dose. At the end of the school day, medicine must be collected by an adult. 

All administered medicine at school, will be recorded via Medical Tracker. Parents will be notified of this via email. 

Children with Additional Needs 

Some children may need additional help at some point during their time at school. 

Our school SENCO, Mrs Walker, works closely with class teachers, parents and children to ensure the appropriate provision is in place. 

Where necessary, school will work closely with other professionals and agencies for advice and support.