Health and Wellbeing


Administration of Medicines in School

If your child requires to have any type of medication administered within school hours you must complete an appropriate form and return a signed copy to the school office.


. The school requires 2 inhalers to be kept in school. One will be kept with your child and the other will be kept in the medical room in case of an emergency.

. The school requires 2 spacers to be kept in school if your child uses a spacer   when taking their inhaler.

. Please ensure your child’s name is written clearly on both inhalers and spacers.



. Please ensure your child’s name is written clearly on any medication that is handed in to school.

. Medication will not be accepted unless it is in the original box.

. Piriton, cetirizine and other allergy medications cannot be administered in school unless they are prescribed by a doctor.

. Please ensure that ALL medication is given to an adult within school. This includes lozenges, creams and sachets (Calpol etc).


Forms for the Administration of Medication

Forms for the Administration of Medicationare available below.  Please select the correct form which applies to the type of medication / health issue. Click on the blue link, print, complete, sign and return along with your child’s medication.


Long Term Prescribed Medication (as required)

The form above should be used  for:

-antihistamines, prescribed lotions (P1 to P7)

-Children who require to use inhalers (P1 to P3 only)

Self administered medication

The form above should be used for:

-Children who require to use inhalers (P4 to P7 only)

-short term prescribed medication such as lotions (P1 – P7)

Short Term Prescribed Medication

The form above should be used for antibiotics which are prescribed to be given 4 times a day etc


Health and wellbeing in the curriculum can be split into 6 sections

  • Mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing
  • Planning for choices and changes
  • Physical education, physical activity and sport
  • Food and health
  • Substance misuse
  • Relationships, sexual health and parenthood

Most of these are taught at a class level and through specific programmes such as Keeping Myself Safe.

Those in bold are the responsibility of all staff.

A Skills based approach to Health and Wellbeing – Responsibility of All

City of Edinburgh Council have developed 12 key skills which are relevant to health and wellbeing, responsibility of all.

These will be taught in a 3 year whole school rolling programme so all pupils experience each skill at early, first and second level. This approach builds continuity across the school and progression through the levels for pupils. Every term children will be working on developing these skills in assemblies, house meetings and at a class level.

The Kirkliston 3 year rolling programme looks like this





Term 1  August-



Term 2


 Term 3



 Term 4






Recognise and make links between rights and responsibilities




Value and



and others



Demonstrate Resilience and Confidence


Challenge myself and approach new challenges with confidence









Make and keep positive



Recognise and reflect on my strengths and those of others


Make good choices and promote a healthy lifestyle






Display a





Seek and

accept help positively



Demonstrate an awareness of other people’s differences


Assess and manage risk including the use of ICT


These are the wellbeing indicators arranged in a wheel and sometimes called SHANARRI. You can also see how this links to the four capacities which are key aims of Curriculum for Excellence.

SHANARRI is an acronym, where the first letter of each section has been taken, starting with Safe and working round the wheel. Pupils will be asked to evaluate their feelings using the SHANARRI wheel at the beginning and end of each term on a scale of 1-10. This allows us to monitor their feelings and progress. Children are becoming familiar with the SHANARRI wheel and are starting to recognise and discuss what each indicator looks like and feels like in our school.