Asthma Friendly Schools

Asthma Friendly Schools is open to all schools across the Humber and North Yorkshire ICS area and the award is renewed every two years. Schools will be awarded a certificate, logo for website and letter to be sent to students and parents/carers to explain the Asthma Friendly School status.  

Why become an Asthma Friendly School?
  • Schools are equipped with the knowledge and skills to support children with Asthma.
  • Children and Young People with Asthma will feel empowered to reach their potential in this supportive environment.
  • Parents/carers can be reassured that staff have training and processes in place to support their child who has Asthma.
  • Schools can make contact with a healthcare professional (School Nurse or Specialist Asthma Nurse) to answers questions and work as a Team to support a child/family. 


To achieve Asthma Friendly Schools status schools must meet a set of standards;
  1. Asthma Champion – Schools must identify a member(s) or staff to co-ordinate Asthma within the school. This role will be supported by the schools Senior Leadership Team. 
  2. Asthma Policy – Schools must have an Asthma Policy that is up-to-date and can be viewed by children, young people, parents/carers, school staff and governors/trustees. 
  3. Asthma Register- Schools must keep a register of all children who have a diagnosis of Asthma or Suspected Asthma at School. This should be reviewed regularly. 
  4. Emergency Medication Kit- Schools must have an emergency reliever inhaler with an appropriate spacer.
  5. Personalised Asthma Action Plan (PAAP)- Schools should request a PAAP from parents/carers for all children on the School Asthma Register. This PAAP will be completed by a healthcare professional, usually at a child's Annual Asthma Review appointment.
  6. Recording and Sharing Information- Schools will record when children use medication (whenever possible) and share this information with parents/carers. 
  7. Training – Schools will access Children and Young People's Asthma Training (minimum of every two years). 85% of staff will have received training for a school to be awarded Asthma Friendly status. Free NHS England approved CYP Asthma E-Learning is available to all schools. In some areas schools can access face to face CYP Asthma Training by local health teams.

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DOCX file icon Asthma Standards School Declaration Form.docx Asthma_Standards__School_Declaration_Form.docx 16/05/2023 484.04 KB
DOCX file icon Example Asthma Policy .docx Example_Asthma_Policy_.docx 16/05/2023 54.42 KB
DOCX file icon Example Emergency Inhaler Documentation.docx Example_Emergency_Inhaler_Documentation.docx 16/05/2023 45.92 KB
DOCX file icon Example Emergency Kit Checklist.docx Example_Emergency_Kit_Checklist.docx 16/05/2023 38.21 KB
DOCX file icon Example Letter to Parent after Emergency Inhaler Use.docx Example_Letter_to_Parent_after_Emergency_Inhaler_Use.docx 16/05/2023 45.41 KB
DOCX file icon Example Letter to Parent after Own Inhaler Use.docx Example_Letter_to_Parent_after_Own_Inhaler_Use.docx 16/05/2023 45.34 KB
DOCX file icon Example letter to parents for PAAP.docx Example_letter_to_parents_for_PAAP.docx 16/05/2023 46.54 KB
DOCX file icon Example Letter to Pharmacy for Emergency Inhaler .docx Example_Letter_to_Pharmacy_for_Emergency_Inhaler_.docx 16/05/2023 45.24 KB
DOCX file icon Example of Letter re Consent for Emergency Inhaler Primary School .docx Example_of_Letter_re_Consent_for_Emergency_Inhaler_Primary_School_.docx 16/05/2023 46.36 KB
DOCX file icon Example of Letter re Consent for Emergency Inhaler Secondary School.docx Example_of_Letter_re_Consent_for_Emergency_Inhaler_Secondary_School.docx 16/05/2023 46.09 KB
DOCX file icon Example Recording Inhaler Use Documentation.docx Example_Recording_Inhaler_Use_Documentation.docx 16/05/2023 46.14 KB
PDF file icon Example School Emergency Plan.pdf Example_School_Emergency_Plan.pdf 16/05/2023 27.15 KB
PDF file icon HNY Asthma Friendly Schools.pdf HNY_Asthma_Friendly_Schools.pdf 16/05/2023 5,801.10 KB

Page last updated on: 13th November 2023