Below you will find some of the forms that you may need if your daughter requires medicine at school, or has asthma or another allergy which requires intervention:
Administering Medicines at School
No medication of any sort can be administered at school without written consent from a parent. Read the policy here.
All pupils who are diagnosed with Asthma are required by Durham County Council, to complete a ‘School Asthma Card’. If your child suffers from Asthma, please complete the attached document.
All pupils with Asthma need to be on our Asthma register. Please click the link below to register your child. It takes approximately 3 mins to complete.
School are now permitted to hold ‘Emergency’ salbutamol inhalers in the event of a pupil having an asthma attack but finding that they have forgotten or lost their inhaler. These are held in school but can be taken on school trips. The inhaler can only be administered to a pupil if we have written permission from the parents. Therefore if you wish your child to be able to use one of the ‘Emergency’ inhalers, we ask that you give permission by completing the ‘School Asthma Register’ link above.
Allergy Action Plans
All pupils who are diagnosed with an allergy, whether mild or severe, are expected by Durham County Council, to complete a Paediatric Allergy Action Plan. For pupils who do not need to use Adrenaline Injector Pens, there is a General Paediatric Allergy Action Plan:
Epipens / Jextpens and Emerade Pens for those suffering from anaphylaxis
For those pupils who suffer from anaphylaxis and require Adrenaline Injector pens, there are Paediatric Allergy Action plans for the use of EpiPen, Jext and Emerade (please see links below). The correct one for your child must be completed and sent into School before they start with us.
Current advice is that all those who have been prescribed an Epipen or Jextpen should carry two, so that both can be administered in the case of an anaphylactic attack. We would therefore ask that if you have not already done so that you contact your GP for advice.
All pupils who are diagnosed with an allergy, whether mild or severe, are expected by Durham County Council, to complete a Paediatric Allergy Action Plan. For pupils who do not need to use Adrenaline Injector Pens, there is a General Paediatric Allergy Action Plan (see link above). Please complete the link below to register your child on our Allergy Register. This information is used on School Trips and events in School.