Students may need medication administered during the course of the school day either on a long or short term basis. In each case, a written contract will be entered into with the parents/guardians of the student concerned, giving the school authority to administer the medication. It will be the responsibility of the parents to ensure that a member of staff is instructed in the administration of the medication.

NB: Parents/caregivers are responsible for the training of the staff members who administer medications. This assumes that the parents/caregivers have received the necessary guidance from their child’s doctor and hence are able to provide this information to the school.