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Welcome to Our School
"Where every child has the chance to shine"

Medical Conditions and Allergy Information

If your child has an allergy or medical condition of any description you must tell us.  Please do not presume we know. 

It is important that you inform the school office if your child has any serious medical conditions or allergies giving as much information as possible. It is also important that you keep us updated on changes so that we can keep out records up to date.

 

If you have any concerns or questions regarding medical conditions, allergies, inhalers, epipens or medicine administration please speak to either the class teacher of the school office. 

Inhalers and Epipens

  • If your child has, or develops, asthma or any complaint that requires an inhaler please inform the school and give us as much detail as possible.
  • All inhalers are stored in the school office in clearly marked boxes so that the children and adults know where to come if they are needed. They should be delivered to school clearly marked with the child’s name and instructions relating to use and doseage. For some children it might be appropriate for additional inhalers in the classroom.
  • Where a child requires an Epipen a Care Plan will be in place and a copy of this should be given to school along with 2 epipens. Epipens are stored in the school office in red boxes clearly marked with the child’s name and photograph along with a copy of the Care Plan and any other information required for that specific child. Epipens are stored in this central point so that all staff know where to come and quickly access them in the event of an emergency. For some children it might be appropriate for additional epipens to be held in their classroom.
  • It is the parent’s responsibility to make sure that inhalers and epipens are in date and working correctly and you are welcome to come in and check them at any time.
  • Children who have an epipen / inhaler must have them in school at all times and it is parent’s responsibility to ensure that this is the case. They must be taken on school trips, no matter how short the trip is. 

Administering ‘Short Course’ Medication to Children in School

If at all possible we ask that parents /carers come to school to administer medication. In certain circumstances, and normally where the required doseage is four times a day, it is possible for school to do this. School can only administer tablets or medicine to pupils where they are prescribed by a doctor or dentist.  

In order for school to administer medicine parents/carers must fill in a Parental Agreement Form giving consent and specifying doseage and  frequency required. Medicines should be taken to the school office and clearly marked with the child’s name.

 The school is unable to take responsibility for any medicines left on the premises.  Parents are asked to collect medicines from the office at the end of the day.

A full copy of the 'Supporting Children with Medical Conditions and the Administration of Medicine' can be found under the policies tab.