MEDICATION IN SCHOOL
There may be occasions when children attending school need to take prescribed medication. Such medicines should be brought personally to the school office in the smallest practicable amount, by the parent/carer. Medication must be in the original prescribed packaging showing pupil’s name, contents, dosage and date. A Permission to Administer form will need to be completed and signed by the parent. A record is kept of all medication administered.
Asthma Inhalers are also a prescribed medication and parents will be required to complete an asthma plan form to administer an inhaler. Inhalers are kept in a safe and readily accessible place in the school office and should also be clearly labelled in the original prescribed packaging.
It is parents’ responsibility to ensure all medication at school is in date and when it expires.