In the event of special medication being needed, training is given to staff by the School Nurse or Doctor and we may be able to arrange this by agreement with parents, school and medical staff.
In keeping with Local Authority Policy, prescribed medication may be administered at the Headteacher’s discretion, on completion of the Leave of absence form and in consultation with the school medical staff.
Some medical conditions may require a Health Care Plan drawn up by parents and school staff. Health Care Plans for some specific medical needs may require professional, medical involvement. Staff will undertake training (as required) to successfully support children with different medical conditions.
We work closely with the school nursing service based at Vale Drive clinic and with other medical professionals to ensure that our care for all children is well informed.