If a child needs to take medicine during the day, you are welcome to come into school and administer it.
Under guidelines laid down by Wiltshire County Council we are not allowed to administer medication without written permission from you. We do not administer medicines that are prescribed for 3 times a day as it is expected that this can be administered at home before school, after school and at bedtime. We are ONLY able to administer medicines prescribed on a 4 times a day basis. An adult should take the medicine to the office and fill in a Medication Consent Form.
Inhalers and epi-pens are kept in the office or with the class teachers. Please ensure you fill out the medication consent form. It is the parents responsibility to ensure the medicines are in date and the school has the correct dosage information. Children are required to bring in an extra inhaler for school trips.
A member of staff will then be able to administer the medication (please note this is undertaken on a good will basis by staff).
The medicine will be stored in the office and should be collected by an adult at the end of the day. We are not able to administer analgesics (asprin, calpol etc.) unless prescribed by your GP.
First Aid Certificates are held by most members of staff who are able to administer basic medical treatment. Nominated staff also administer emergency asthma and epi-pens.
If your child becomes ill at school we will use the phone numbers you have given us to contact someone who can take your child home.
In cases of serious illness or accident we will act in loco-parentis to seek urgent medical aid and will contact you as soon as possible.
Parents should keep the school informed of changes to telephone number and emergency contacts.