Medicines at school
St Augustine's Catholic Primary School is an inclusive school. Our Medical Needs Policy (see below) sets out the steps which we take to ensure full access to learning for all our children who have medical needs and are able to attend school.
We follow guidance from the Department for Education’s statutory guidance on supporting pupils at school with medical conditions and have been highly commended for our inclusive practice for children with specific medical needs such as diabetes. If medicine needs be administered during the school day, parents/carers must provide full written information about their child’s medical needs – a form is available to complete at the school office.
- We will only accept medicines which are essential; that is, where it would be detrimental to the child’s health not to have the medicine during the school day
- We will not administer medicines that have not been prescribed by a doctor, dentist, nurse prescriber or pharmacist prescriber, unless it is done as part of an individual Health Care Plan. We can inform parents of this policy
- Medicines should always be in-date, labelled and provided in the original container with instructions
- Staff never give a non-prescribed medicine to a child unless there is specific prior written permission from the parents/carers.