All medicine should be brought to the school office and a parental consent form should be completed. These are available from the school office, or can be downloaded from the link below:
Medicines should only be taken to school where it would be detrimental to a child’s health if the medicine were not administered during the school day. Little Common School can only accept medicines that have been prescribed by a doctor, dentist, nurse prescriber or pharmacists prescriber. Medicines should always be provided in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist and include the prescribers instructions for administration.
Medicines will be stored in a secure, staffed area during the day or a locked fridge where necessary. Asthma inhalers are available in classrooms.
A record will be made of when the medicine was dispensed.
The parent/carer should make arrangements to collect the medicine from the school office at the end of the day unless alternative arrangements are made with the school staff.
Non Prescribed drugs
We will only administer non-prescribed drugs (e.g. calpol) where the parents have brought in the medicine and signed a consent form. The school is unable to administer any medicines that contain Aspirin.