The Westgate will undertake to ensure compliance with the relevant legislation and guidance in Health Guidance for Schools with regard to procedures for supporting children with medical requirements, including managing medicines. It is our policy to manage prescribed medicines (ie; antibiotics, inhalers) where appropriate, following consultation and agreement with and written consent from parents/carers.
Upper School (Years 7-11) pupils requiring medicines during the School Day must hand a completed and signed Administration of Medicines & Treatment Consent Form (download from here) along with clearly labelled and named medication to Upper School Reception, for storage in the Upper School Medical Room, as soon as they arrive.
Lower School (Years R-6) pupils or parents should hand the same to the Lower School Reception for storage in the Lower School Medical Room. Unused medicines beyond their expiry date will be returned to parents in a sealed envelope, for disposal.