After seeking advice from the LA in October 2003 our policy for administering medicines changed and in line with many other schools in the County we decided it would no longer be possible to administer prescribed medicines to pupils. Parents are, of course, more than welcome to come up to the school at lunchtime to administer the medicine themselves. In case of emergency, e.g. for medicines provided for emergency treatment such as reliever inhalers for asthmatic pupils or glucose tablets for diabetics, epipens for the treatment of anaphylaxis shock etc. we will of course, continue to play our part.
More and more children seem to be suffering from asthma and we appreciate that they must have their medication readily at hand. Again we would ask parents to provide us with as much information as possible please about any conditions which affect the well-being of your child. It is imperative that up-to-date information is logged with school.
The staff and governors make regular inspections of the premises to ensure the school environment is as safe as possible.
Several members of staff hold up-to-date first aid certificates and all staff receive some basic training.