Most pupils will have at some time a medical condition that may affect their participation in school activities. For many this will be short-term; perhaps finishing a course of medication.
Other pupils have medical conditions that, if not properly managed, could limit their access to education. Such pupils are regarded as having medical needs. Most children with medical needs are able to attend school regularly and with some support from school, can take part in most normal school activities. However, staff may need to take extra care in supervising some activities to make sure that these pupils, and others, are not put at risk.
There will be some pupils whose access to the curriculum is impaired not so much by the need to take medication but that their condition brings with it a level of dependency on adult support to meet their personnel needs. This policy seeks to include these pupils and their needs.
Parents or guardians have prime responsibility for their child’s health and should provide school with the information about their child’s medical condition.