We would like to inform parents of our requirements for students taking Prescription medication in school.
The prescribed medication should only be taken by the named person prescribed by their GP or Hospital Doctor.
All prescribed medication should be in its original box with the pharmacy label on. This medication then needs to be handed to the School Welfare Office. It will be locked away and kept safe for your child to take their medication in the Student Welfare Room at the advised times and dosage required. A record will be kept of each dose given to your child.
Medicines can be harmful to anyone for whom they are not prescribed and we recognise that it is our duty to ensure that the risks to the health of others are properly controlled.
A form will need to be completed for each prescribed medication item.
For further information please read our Medical Welfare Policy.
Returning to school on crutches or with an injury
If your child has Asthma, we do have a school inhaler that is kept in the medical room for emergency use. If, for whatever reason, your child does not have access to their own inhaler and you would like your child to have use of the emergency inhaler, please complete this Consent Form.
If your child has been prescribed an autoinjector for Allergic reactions, we do have a school Autoinjector that is kept in the medical room for emergency use. If your child does not have their spare Autoinjector with them in an emergency and you would like your child to have use of the emergency autoinjector please complete this Consent Form.
Updating Medical Information
It is really important at Harrow Way Community School that we have up to date information for our student medical files. If your child has any change to their medical history, please fill out the Medical Update Form, so that the school nurse can review and inform relevant staff as appropriate.
On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.
Free COVID-19 tests will continue to be available for specific groups, including eligible patients and NHS staff, once the universal testing offer ends on Friday 1 April.
Updated guidance will advise:
The population now has much stronger protection against COVID-19 than at any other point in the pandemic. This means we can begin to manage the virus like other respiratory infections, thanks to the success of the vaccination programme and access to antivirals, alongside natural immunity and increased scientific and public understanding about how to manage risk.