Governing board role
Governing boards have a duty to make arrangements for supporting pupils with medical conditions, under section 100 of the Children and Families Act 2014.
Boards will usually delegate making these arrangements to the headteacher or another member of school staff. However, the governing board remains legally responsible for making sure this duty is fulfilled. This is explained on page 7 of the Department for Education's (DfE) statutory guidance on supporting pupils with medical conditions at school.
Most schools must have a policy
Your school is required to have a policy on supporting pupils with medical conditions if you’re a:
- Maintained school (mainstream or special)
- Free school
- Pupil referral unit
It's best practice for this to include a section on administering medicines, which staff can then refer to.
Your board or a committee will review your supporting pupils