Medicine should only be taken to school when essential: that is where it would be detrimental to a young person's health if the medicine were not administered during the school day.
The only medicines that can be administered at school are:
Medicines that staff are trained and insured to administer.
A REQUEST TO ADMINISTER MEDICINES FORM MUST BE COMPLETED BY PARENTS/ CARERS BEFORE ANY MEDICINES CAN BE ADMINISTERED WITHIN SCHOOL.
Full name of medicine
Name of young person
Duration of course of treatment (if applicable) - wherever possible please consult GP to see if it is essential that doses should be taken at school for example if medicine is to be taken 3 times a day, it may be satisfactory to give it before school, after school and before bed
Date prescribed and expiry date
Specific directions for the administration
Whilst every effort must be made to obtain a prescription, there may be situations that arise in our academies where non-prescribed medication, such as paracetamol may need to be administered during the school day, this can be arranged as long as the medication is provided in the original packaging and parents or carers have given written confirmation that the child has used this medication before and did not suffer any allergic or other adverse reaction.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD ANY STUDENT KEEP ANY MEDICATION ON THEIR PERSON