Wherever practicable, parents/carers should be responsible for administering medicines and tablets to their own children.
However, there may be occasions when a child needs to take prescribed medication four times daily and therefore needs to take medicine during the school day. In such circumstances the medicine or tablets must be brought to the school office by the parent/carer in the original container, showing the name of the GP, the name of the child, the name of the medicine and the dosage. The parent/carer must complete written authorisation for school to administer the medication. Parents/carers are responsible for collecting medication at the end of the school day.
Staff are not able to administer medicine unless it has been prescribed by a doctor.
The School Nurse visits us regularly to carry out sight and hearing screening and general height and weight checks. If you have any worries about your child, our School Nurse is always willing to talk to parents/carers.
We have six qualified first aiders in school and three paediatric trained first aiders.