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Hollinsend Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S12 2EJ

0114 239 6130

Gleadless Primary School

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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 medicines children are allowed to keep in the classroom is their inhaler for asthma. These are labelled with the child's name.

Prescribed medication will be stored securely in the office for safety reasons.