Pupils with health needs

Schools have a moral and legal responsibility to ensure that they are providing appropriate support for children with medical needs and should have a policy and processes in place to ensure that this happens.  

The aim of the attached guidance and related documents is to support schools to establish and implement policies, in line with the legislation, for managing the use of medication and the ongoing implementation of support for children with medical needs  in schools and other educational settings.

The Local Authority named officer responsible for the education of children with additional health needs is Annalise Price-Thomas 01242 532363.

The Local Authority policy on the education of children with medical needs can be downloaded here. It includes a sample policy for schools:

LA Guidance for schools supporting pupils with medical needs

Pupils with medical needs

Report on safety and inclusion of children with medical conditions

Templates - Supporting pupils with medical conditions


The head teacher of Gloucestershire Hospital Education Service is Annalise Price-Thomas 01242 532363

Gloucestershire Hospital Education Service

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