Administering Medicines in School
If your child requires medicine to be administered in school, please print and fill out the form below and bring with the medicine to the office in the morning. Please make sure you have filled out the details on both pages. If you cannot print at home, please come to the office for a paper copy. Please DO NOT send medicines in with the child.
If your child has been diagnosed with asthma, please print and fill out the form below, even if they do not require an inhaler in school. This form gives us vital information that ensures we are aware of their condition and also gives us permission to use the school inhaler in an emergency. If you cannot print at home, please come to the office for a paper copy of the form.
Inhalers are logged by the school office and put into a yellow bag, clearly labelled with your child’s name. These are then kept in the classrooms to enable them to be used quickly when needed. When supplying an inhaler for your child, please bring the form with the inhaler to the school office to be logged and bagged. Please DO NOT send inhalers in with the child.
In line with our Attendance Procedures, we require evidence of all medical appointments (including appointments with doctors, hospitals, dentists, opticians and other services) in order for the absence to be approved. Evidence can be provided in a variety of ways, for example; an appointment letter or card, a text from the surgery, an email confirmation of appointment, or a stamped Collection of Medical Evidence Form (see below). If you cannot print at home, please come to the office for a paper copy of the form.
Once a document has been either seen by a member of the office team, or a copy received, the absence can be marked as ‘M’ (authorised medical appointment) in your child’s register. If no evidence is received, the absence will be marked as ‘O’ (unauthorised).
Guidance on when to send your child to school
It is always a worry when a child becomes unwell, but it is not always obvious how to care for them and whether you should keep them at home. You can now find handy NHS guidance in one place online that will help you to identify a possible condition, so you can decide whether to send your child to school:
On the website is a list of common childhood illnesses and conditions from conjunctivitis to head lice, as well as symptoms such as a high termperature and a sore throat and what these might mean. There is advice about what to do and when a child should return to school after being treated. If you are unsure about a child’s wellbeing, please talk to your local pharmacist, call the NHS helpline on 111, or contact your GP.