In the interests of child protection there is a strict policy on medicines in school. Essential medication must be handed to the school office staff by an adult - never by a child.
Medicines must be in a bottle or package clearly labelled with the child’s name. Adults must complete and sign a form with clear instructions on the medication including the child’s name, dosage and time to be taken. Staff will only take charge of the medication and supervise its administration if these clear instructions have been provided.
Children with asthma are placed on the asthma register and must be provided with an up to date, named inhaler in school which is kept in a designated box in the classroom.
Updated October 2017