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Samuel Laycock School

Medication

It is absolutely essential that medication is handled correctly by everyone, at all times.  Although we will administer medication necessary to allow students to maximise their attendance and learning in school, please minimise any medication involving school.   Ensure that you take the following precautions in partnership with school:

  • Avoid the need for medication in school whenever possible
  • Where a child has ongoing medical needs please work closely with medical professionals including the school nurse service.
  • Medication can only been given in school if a consent form has been completed and returned to school.
  • All medication sent to school must be in sealed containers clearly marked with the pupil's name and the appropriate dose.  This must only be sent to school under the control of an adult or, in the case of an independent travelling student, assessed as able to safely transport the medication.  In this case, you MUST inform school in advance that they are transporting medication and the exact amount, so that school can check that it has arrived at school and safely store it as soon as it arrives on site.