Supporting pupils with medical conditions policy: model, examples and guidance

Adapt our model policy for supporting pupils with medical conditions, or use our checklist and some examples from schools, to make sure your policy is meeting requirements. Find guidance on how to support pupils with complex medical needs.

Last reviewed on 15 May 2023
Ref: 41655
Statutory/mandatory for:
Maintained schools
Academies
Free schools
Pupil referral units
Contents
  1. Download our model policy
  2. Use our policy checklist
  3. You must make 'reasonable adjustments' for pupils with disabilities
  4. Examples from trusts

Download our model policy

Our model policy is:

Model policy: supporting pupils with medical conditions – trusts DOC, 334.5 KB

As a proprietor of academies, you must make arrangements for supporting pupils with medical conditions. This is according to the Children and Families Act 2014.

If you're unsure about any of the areas in the policy – in particular, sections such as how to set individual healthcare plans or manage medicines – do seek additional guidance from relevant healthcare professionals when setting the policy. This is explained in the DfE guidance linked to above. 

Use our policy checklist

If you'd rather write your own policy or want help reviewing your existing one, download our checklist and use it to find out what you should cover. 

KeyDoc: supporting pupils with medical conditions checklist DOC, 182.5 KB

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