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Medical Needs & Medicine in School


Supporting Children with Medical Needs

As part of our Health & Safety responsibilities it is really important for us to work together with parents to ensure we are fully aware of any conditions (both short and long term) your child may have.  

For further information, read the Medical Needs Policy below.


Medication in School

As per the Medication in School policy, should your child require medication during the school day the medication must be prescribed, have a label on it detailing the child’s name and dosage level, and be required to be taken four times a day, one of those being during school time.

  • If your child has prescribed medication to be administered three times a day, we would expect those doses to be given before school, after school and at bedtime.
    Below is a link to the form to complete should your child need prescribed medication during school time. Please complete both sides and return it to the main school office along with the medication itself. Please do not take to it the class or send it in with your child.
  • If you feel that your child requires medication that is not prescribed, you can arrange to attend school at lunchtime to administer the medication yourself. One example of such an instance would be if your child suffers with severe hay fever which could impact their learning. 
  • If your child attends breakfast or after-school club, please ensure that you drop off and collect their medications each day, as applicable.
    All medications must be handed to either a member of the office team before the start of the school day. Medications must not be brought into school with the child, and please do not hand them in at the classroom door. All medications are held securely in the office.

Individual Health Care Plans

  • At  Hovingham, we use an Individual Health Care Plan (IHCP) to record important details about individual children’s long-term medical needs at school, their triggers, signs, symptoms, medication and other treatments. Further documentation can be attached to the IHCP as required.
  • A Healthcare Plan, accompanied by an explanation of why and how it is used, is sent to all parents of children with a long-term medical condition. This is sent at the start of the school year, at enrolment or when a diagnosis is first communicated to the school.
  • Parents, healthcare professionals and, in some cases children, with long-term medical condition are asked to complete the IHCP together and once completed return to school. 
  • If required, an appropriate member of our school team will support the family in completing the IHCP for children with complex healthcare or educational needs.  


  • If your child has a diagnosis of asthma we require an Asthma Plan to be completed.
  • We will require your child to have their inhaler with them at school and on any school trips they attend.
 Allergy Action Plan - Epi Pen User.pdfDownload
 Allergy Action Plan.pdfDownload
 Asthma Plan.pdfDownload
 Asthma Policy 2023 - 2024.pdfDownload
 Diabetes Policy 2023 - 2024.pdfDownload
 Individual Health Care Plan.docxDownload
 Medical Conditions Policy 2023 -- 2024.pdfDownload
 Parental Agreement for Medicine.docxDownload
 Section A Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions at School V4.docDownload
 Section B DfE Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions.pdfDownload
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