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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Supporting Children with Medicines

INTRODUCTION

It is important that responsibility for pupils’ medication is clearly defined and that each person involved with pupils with medical needs is aware of what is expected of them. Close co-operation between schools, parents, health professionals and other agencies is essential to ensure that any necessary medical interventions during school activities are undertaken safely and correctly. Within this policy we define, in accordance with guidance from Statute, West Sussex Local Authority, DFE and the NAHT, our agreed arrangements to provide appropriate medical support for each pupil needing it.

If you have been instructed to fill out a health care plan please download, complete and then arrange to talk one one of our school admin team to ensure that the school has all the essential information.

GUIDE

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Supporting pupils with medical conditions policy

Our policy around supporting pupils with medical conditions sets out the processes we adhere to in order to provide the best possible care to those pupils with medical conditions. It is important to note that keeping children with medical conditions safe and well is a joint responsibility between the school, the family and where children are sufficiently mature, the child.

Please click the image opposite to open the policy. Should you have any questions, queries or concerns please don't hesitate to contact the school medical team:

medical@chesswood.w-sussex.sch.uk

Supporting pupils with medical conditions at school

Statutory guidance about the support that pupils with medical conditions should receive at school. 

Section 100 of the Children and Families Act 2014 places a duty on governing bodies of maintained schools, proprietors of academies and management committees of PRUs to make arrangements for supporting pupils at their school with medical conditions.

Key points

  • Pupils at school with medical conditions should be properly supported so that they have full access to education, including school trips and physical education.
  • Governing bodies must ensure that arrangements are in place in schools to support pupils at school with medical conditions.
  • Governing bodies should ensure that school leaders consult health and social care professionals, pupils and parents to ensure that the needs of children with medical conditions are properly understood and effectively supported.