Managing Prescribed Medication
Managing prescription medicines which need to be taken during the school day
Mrs Rhodes and Ms Cooper are the appointed staff who are responsible for administering prescription medicines on a day-to-day basis. Gleadless Primary School will only administer medicines prescribed by a doctor.
If parents send in over the counter medicines, such as paracetomol / Calpol etc, these cannot be administered by the school unless they are prescribed by the doctor. However, parents/carers are permitted to administer over the counter medicines during the school day at their own discretion.
Should any child require short term antibiotics that have been prescribed by a doctor, these should be clearly labelled with the pupil’s name and the correct dosage to be administered.
Parents will be asked to fill in a form to allow medicines to be kept in school and giving permission for named staff to administer the medication.
The only medicine children are allowed to keep in the classroom is an inhaler for asthma. These are labelled with the child's name.
Prescribed medication will be stored securely in the office for health and safety reasons.