Administering medicines in school
Medicines will only be administered in school when it would be detrimental to a child's health or attendance not to do so. Only prescribed medicines that are in-date, labelled and in the original container will be accepted. The medicine must also include instructions for administration, dosage and storage.
If your child does need to take medicine whilst in school, you must complete a parental consent form and bring it into the school office with the medication.
All our staff adhere to all allergen requirements and are made aware of all potential allergens in the foods we provide, both at lunchtimes and throughout the school day, including wraparound care.
Recipes are analysed and details of allergen content is available from our kitchen/ wraparound care team with each menu cycle. This information is posted to the school website.
All food handlers receive suitable training on their first day of employment and before food handling duties commence in relation to managing food allergens to include:
- cross referencing Individual Health Care Plans with ingredients regularly, especially when changing products or recipes;
- handling requests for allergen information;
- how cross contamination can occur and how to prevent it;
- the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction and what to do, and who to report to should this occur.
Please speak to a member of staff if your child has a food allergy or intolerance.
An emergency salbutamol inhaler for use in emergencies is kept in school. This inhaler is to be used by children for whom written parental consent for use of the emergency inhaler has been given, who have either been diagnosed with asthma and prescribed an inhaler or who have been prescribed an inhaler as reliever medication.