Following the enactment of the Children and Families Act 2014, the Department for Education issued Guidance on supporting pupils at school with medical conditions.

Healthcare plans are put place for pupils who have a diagnosed and assessed chronic medical condition which require personalised intervention from the staff at school during the school day, implemented in accordance with the details of the plan. Parents will have a key role to play in drawing up and signing off a new Healthcare plan.  A Healthcare plan may also be issued to highlight a medical condition that school needs to be aware of even if there is not usually the need for daily intervention.  Where a child has a specific medical condition such as diabetes, allergies which require Epipens, epilepsy, training will be arranged for all staff working directly with the child and this will be renewed every year as the child moves to a new class.