How does the school manage the administration of medicines?

The school has a policy regarding the administration and managing of medicines, which is available on the policy page of the school website. Parents can request a paper copy of this policy from the school office

Parents need to contact the school office if medication is prescribed by a healthcare professional and needs to be taken during the school day. Any medication must be given to the school in the original packaging that it was dispensed in, with the child’s name and administration information clearly shown. A form must also be completed by the parent and medicines handed into and collected from the school office. On a day-to-day basis, the class teacher/teaching assistant would generally oversee the administration of any medicines. Another member of staff will always witness any administration. As a staff we have regular training and updates on conditions and medication affecting individual children, so that all staff are able to manage medical situations. Many staff hold first aid qualifications, which are updated regularly.