School staff can administer medication to a student with written approval from a parent or carer. Except in an extreme emergency, e.g. unexpected anaphylaxis, medication can only be administered by school staff if appropriate documentation has been completed by parents/carers.
For administration of short term medication such as a course of antibiotics, our school requires written authority from parents/carers. This authority can be provided by completing an Administration of Medication form.
The medication must be clearly labelled with the child’s name and provided in packaging from the pharmacy or the manufacturer.
Documentation must be signed and dated by a parent or carer and provided to the school with the medication.