Administering Medicines in School
The administration of medicine is the responsibility of parents/carers and as such should normally be administered at home and only taken into school when absolutely necessary (where it would be detrimental to the child’s health if the medicine were not taken during the school day). School staff have a professional and legal duty to safeguard the health and safety of pupils. They wish to do all they can to enable children to gain the maximum benefit from their education and to participate as fully as possible in school life. Children have a right to be educated and should not be excluded purely as a result of requiring medication.
At QE we follow Surrey County Council guidelines on administering medicines. Our policy can be viewed by clicking the link below.
In order for us to administer any medication at all a completed Pupil Medication Request Form must be received by the office prior to medication being administered to the child.
A copy of that form can also be downloaded by clicking the link below.
Illness and Emergencies
The school office is responsible for the administering of First Aid to the children. If children are not well during the day, they will be taken to the Office and if necessary, parents will be contacted. All parents are asked to ensure that the school has an up to date contact number for use in such emergencies. If your child has been sent to the office because they have banged their head, a slip is sent home with them to inform you. We may also contact you to make you aware of any other minor injuries your child may receive at school.
Children who suffer sickness or diarrhoea should be kept off school for 48 hours from the last incidence in order to avoid spreading any infection.
We also ask parents to inform the school of any infectious illnesses, so that we can inform and protect any child or member of staff who could be particularly at risk from them.