Administration of Medicines in School
Accidents and Minor Ailments
Every care is afforded to your children. If your child is ill at school you will be asked to take him/her home. Minor accidents are dealt with by staff and if a serious accident occurs, this is noted in our accident log. In very serious cases, we endeavour to contact parents so that, if required, they may accompany their child to the doctor or hospital.
If your child is unwell during the school day we will need to contact you or a named person so that they can be taken home. PLEASE INFORM THE SCHOOL IF YOUR DAYTIME CONTACT NUMBERS CHANGE.
NO MEDICINE OR PILLS SHOULD BE SENT TO SCHOOL WITH A CHILD – PLEASE TAKE TO THE OFFICE.
If your child has regular medication (i.e. asthma inhaler) please talk to the office staff for an indemnity form and arrange for extra medication from your doctor that can be kept in school.
If your child requires a course of medication that has been prescribed by a doctor, school staff are able to administer the medicine for the course of the treatment, provided you complete an indemnity form, available from the office.
In cases of sickness or diarrhoea, you are asked to allow at least forty-eight hours to elapse before sending the child to school in order to avoid an epidemic.
If you suspect your child is unwell, please do not send him/her to school until they are well enough to cope with a normal school day, which includes outdoor play.