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Administration of Medication

High numbers of pupils at The Oaks have medical conditions and also suffer from the usual childhood illnesses, bumps and bruises. We are pleased to support wherever we can so that your child has full access to education.

It is important that we know if your child has a condition that may affect their health or their learning.  We will get some information via your child’s Education Health and Care plan, but it is also very important that you complete the relevant forms in the Transition Pack and advise us of any changes as soon as possible.

Many of our staff are First Aid trained and can also administer emergency medication, for asthma, epilepsy and allergic reaction. We can also support in the management of diabetes, stoma care and other ongoing conditions. We have several defibrillators in school and staff are trained in their use.

Please let us know if there are any changes to your child’s health and please make sure we have the most up to date care plan. It would be helpful to us if we know who your child’s consultant or paediatrician is so that they can be invited to annual review meetings.

If your child needs to take regular medication during school time, please complete the form below and bring the medication to school in the original packaging, with the pharmacy label intact. No medication should be brought in by pupils or carried in their bags. If antibiotics are needed it is best if these can be timed outside of school hours to avoid medication travelling everyday between home and school.

We can administer some over the counter medication, such as paracetamol, without prescription but parents must still complete the administration of medication form giving us written permission to do so.

If you have any queries about the way we support pupils with medical conditions in school please read our policy document or contact us directly.

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