School staff are not legally, or contractually, required to give medicines to children and we do discourage medicines in school. Whenever possible, please arrange for your child to receive their medicine outside school hours. We recognise that there may be times when a prescribed medicine has to be administered in school and the headteacher should be notified, in writing, on the appropriate form. No un-prescribed medicine will be administered by the school staff.
Following the completion of the appropriate form, an inhaler and spacer device should be kept in school for all children with asthma. Asthma inhalers must be in the original box labelled with instructions of dosage, timings and method e.g. oral, inhaled. These are kept (clearly labelled with the child's name) in the First Aid Cupboard and can be obtained immediately and at any time should an emergency arise.