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Medication Policy - Important Reminders

20 June 2018 (by admin)

A reminder that our Medication Policy clearly states that the school will not administer non prescription over the counter medicines such as cough mixtures or pain relief medicines.

Following some issues in school regarding a number of requests to administer non prescription medicines below is a reminder of our medication policy:

The head teacher accepts responsibility, in principle, for staff administering or supervising children taking essential prescribed medication during the school day.

Whenever possible, parents/carers should ask their doctor to prescribe medication in dose frequencies which can be administered outside of school hours. Antibiotics which need to be administered three times a day can be given before school, after school, and in the evening. In the case of an antibiotic which is to be administered four times a day, the school will agree to administer a dose in the middle of the day.

The school will not administer non prescription over the counter medicines such as cough mixtures or pain relief medicines. Parents may wish to come into school to administer these medicines if necessary.  The school will not administer aspirin or medicines containing ibuprofen unless prescribed by a doctor.