Parents and carers of children who need health support at school, such as support for a health procedure or taking medication at school, should talk to their child's school about their child's needs.
Each student with a health condition will need different levels of support or supervision and different reasonable adjustments. Schools work with parents and children to build independence in managing their health needs.
Our school nurse will consult with parents about the reasonable adjustments that may need to be made to support health needs and health procedures at school. Students are also consulted as much as possible, depending on their age and ability to participate in these discussions.
Reasonable adjustments are identified based on the student's individual needs and may include adjustments to learning activities, teaching strategies, assessment, communication, use of assistive technology or changes to the learning environment. The student may also need adjustments to support them to engage with peers and to stay healthy and safe. Schools determine the best way to record the individual supports being provided to students at their school.
The department's State Schools Registered Nurses (SSRNs) work with state schools to provide training for school staff across a range of health support areas to ensure that staff are confident and competent when providing support to students. The school is responsible for accessing this training, as required. Training may be provided in a range of ways, including through onsite face-to-face and virtual formats. More information is available on the State schools nursing service fact sheet (PDF, 2.5MB).