Medicine in Schools

At Carnagill, we support and welcome pupils with medical conditions and aim to provide all pupils with medical conditions the same opportunities as others at school. We understand that medical conditions should not be a barrier to learning, so we will ensure that all staff understand their duty of care to children and young people in the event of an emergency and feel confident in knowing what to do in an emergency.

This school aims to include all pupils with medical conditions in all school activities and there will be an expectation that medical intervention in school time should be minimised to ensure full access to the curriculum. This school understands that certain medical conditions are serious and can be potentially life-threatening, particularly if ill managed or misunderstood. Therefore, we will ensure that all staff understand the common medical conditions that affect children at this school and receive training on the impact this can have on pupils.

Administration of medication in school

We will only administer medication at school when it is essential to do so and where not to do so would be detrimental to the child’s health or wellbeing.

We will only accept medication that have been prescribed by a medical professional.

We will only administer non-prescribed medication if it is included in an Individual Healthcare Plan.

We will only give medication when we have written parental permission to do so.

Medicines are stored in the school office (or Nursery staff area). Children who administer their own medication know where it is stored and how to access it.

If your child requires medication in school, please complete the Administration of Medicine in School Form and bring it to the school office with the medication.

For more information, see our Supporting Pupils in School with Medical Conditions Policy.