We are the health team who will be looking after your child once they arrive at Buckswood. We are very much looking forward to meeting them and hope they will be happy and well during their time with us. We are sure you can appreciate that their welfare is of utmost importance to us.
For safety, scholars are not allowed their own supply of medicines. The exception to that, is those scholars who have a diagnosed medical condition. In such cases we must receive a doctor’s letter with the medical diagnosis and a written prescription. This must be in English with a date on it and include the:
• Name of your child
• Name of the medication
• Time the medication is given
• Length of course
• Side Effects
• Contra-indications (e.g. any other medication/treatment that shouldn’t be given at the same time).
At Buckswood, we have scholars with many different medical conditions, including Asthma, Diabetes, Delayed growth, ADHD/ADD, Dyslexia, Allergies and emotional difficulties. These can usually be well managed with medication. There is no difficulty with scholars continuing with their medication whilst at school. However, we MUST have the required information. There are strict guidelines in the UK about how medication is administered. We will therefore assess each scholar on an individual basis – some will be able to administer their medication themselves but the majority will be given their medication by a member of staff.
Any medication and/or supplements brought to the school without that information, will not be allowed and will be confiscated. If scholars break this school rule, they are at risk of being suspended, at your own cost.