Advice, guidance, and support for young people, parents, and carers on wellbeing and physical health.
Update about medicines in school condensed from ‘Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions document 2014’
We thought it may be useful and timely to update you about administering medicines in school. We can only administer prescribed medicine which is brought in to school in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist, with clear instructions for administration, dosage and storage. We also require a letter of permission from parents and carers in order to administer the medication. In most instances medicine will only be administered in school when it would be detrimental to a child’s health or attendance not to do so, where clinically possible, medicines should be prescribed in dose frequencies which enable them to be taken outside of school hours.
We ask that all parents who have previously sent in inhalers and epipens take the time to pop in to school regularly to check they are still in date, as we can not administer out of date medicine.
At Yerbury we endeavour to work in partnership with parents and carers to keep all the children healthy and safe at all times in our care. Outdoor play is an essential aspect of children’s learning and development so in the summer we ask parents to apply long lasting sunscreen daily before school .Parents are also asked to ensure children wear tops that cover their shoulders and to bring in a sun hat (labelled with their name). We do not allow sunglasses as the children are active outside and may trip.Staff will remind children about hats and tops and also encourage them to spend time in the shade during playtimes. On particularly hot and sunny days outdoor playtimes will be shortened.
Children should increase their water intake in hot weather and are reminded to drink water during break time and lunch times. Children in Nursery and Reception have access to water in their class rooms, older children are encouraged to bring in a bottle of water each day.
If your child has medicine stored at school, then you should have received a medical care plan form. Please can you ensure that they are completed and returned to the School Office ASAP. You can download copies below: