Asthma Friendly Schools

By becoming an asthma-friendly school you will be able to support pupils with asthma specifically, provide better support and lessen the impact on the education of these children and young people.

Schools across Lincolnshire can now complete a self-assessment checklist and provide evidence to be awarded Asthma Friendly School accreditation 2 yearly.

Why become an Asthma Friendly School?

The benefits of becoming an ‘Asthma Friendly School’ include: 

  • Improving asthma awareness and management in the school 
  • Improving support to students with asthma encouraging an inclusive environment 
  • Supporting responsibilities for the health, safety and wellbeing of students and staff 
  • Ensures the school is implementing current and best practice asthma management strategies 
  • Enables the school to promote its self-evaluated status to ensure that the community is aware of the school’s commitment to ‘Asthma Friendly’ strategies.

To achieve Asthma Friendly Schools status schools must meet a set of standards;

Schools that are accredited as an Asthma Friendly School need to:

  1. Have a school Asthma Champion who are delegated responsibility by the head teacher and school governors/ trustees to co-ordinate asthma principles in school.
  2. Have an up to date Medical/Asthma Policy
  3. Have an Asthma Register for all children and young people who have an asthma diagnosis, this should be reviewed and updated regularly
  4. Have an Emergency Inhaler Kit which includes a compatible spacer.
  5. Personalised Asthma Action Plans should be requested from parents/carers for each child with asthma.
  6. Record and Share information with parents/carers about the child’s asthma whilst in school.
  7. Training- 85 % of staff and all PE staff will have completed Tier 1 asthma e-learning.

Preventable is a film made by school-aged children as their way of try to address the gap between what we know, and we do. Watch it. Think about it. Then do it.

You never know this might save someone’s life, from being yet another preventable asthma death.

TitleDate postedFile type/size
Lincolnshire schools’ guide for the care of children and young people with asthma01 May 2024PDF 1.8 MB
Example School Asthma Policy09 May 2024PDF 385 KB