Medicines Training for ‘in School’ Staff During Lockdown 3
With many staff delivering online learning from home, off due to illness, taking care of others at home, or shielding- schools are finding those staff members who are ‘in school’ may not be the same staff who have previously been trained to safely administer medicines to pupils.
E-learning provides a quick and effective way to train your staff to ensure they are competent to assist pupils with their medicines, as and when required.
Why Do We Need Training?
The Department for Education ‘Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions’ guidance says that ‘Any member of school staff may be asked to provide support to pupils with medical conditions, including the administering of medicines…’.
The guidance states that ‘School staff should receive sufficient and suitable training and achieve the necessary level of competency before they take on responsibility to support children with medical conditions.’
Where the usual staff who assist with medicines are not working on site, each school or college needs to ensure there are enough other staff members to undertake this role, should it arise.