It is school policy to only administer prescription and non-prescription medicines if it is essential that they are given during the school day and we have written parental permission via a signed consent form (Linked at end). Medication must be provided to the school in its original packaging as dispensed by the chemist and clearly labelled.
PLEASE NOTE: Pupils are not allowed to carry medication around the school site with them, except for emergency medication such as Insulin and Inhalers. For these pupils we ask parents/carers to provide the medical room with a spare inhaler or Insulin for use in an emergency. It is a parental responsibility to ensure these are kept in date.
You can download our Administer medication form here.
Managing Medical Conditions
Pupils with extra medical needs at school may require a Medical Care Plan. This ensures that we can meet the medical needs of individual pupils and to take appropriate action should an emergency occur. Please contact us by email or telephone if you wish to talk to us regarding your child’s medical conditions. Conditions which might require a care plan include allergies, Diabetes, Asthma, and Epilepsy. This list is not exhaustive, so if you are unsure or have any concerns please contact us to discuss. Care plans are developed in collaboration with parents, carers, health care professionals, school nursing service and appropriate school staff such as the SENCO
Medical Diets and Intolerances
Derbyshire Catering Service believe that the provision of medical diets is an important part of the service we offer to pupils, parents/carers and schools. All requests for medical diets must be accompanied by medical confirmation from a health professional. A bespoke menu will then be created to suit your child’s requirements.
If your child requires a medical diet please ask your school for a form or alternatively click on the links below to download a form:
Medical Diet Request Form
Medical Diet Letter
Protocols for Medical Room Risk Assessments
For pupils who come to school whilst injured we are duty bound to carry out a risk assessment including children who attend school in plaster or on crutches. This risk assessment is to ensure that it is safe for your child to attend school and to make any specific arrangements or adjustments which need to take place to help them access lessons.
For this to happen, a parent/carer must accompany your child to school on the first day that they come in following the injury/medical situation. Please contact the school beforehand to ensure that the First Aid Officer is available to meet with you. It is crucial that you accompany your child into school for the risk assessment because, in the unlikely event that it is deemed unsafe for your child to be at school, you will need to take them home until it is safe for them to return. It is also good practice for you to be there to understand the adjustments that the school can make. Regrettably, if you send your child to school with an injury without pre-arranging a risk assessment meeting, you may be contacted to come and collect your child and organise a meeting with the First Aid Officer for the following day.
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