Schools play a major role in ensuring a safe environment for children and young people with asthma. This section includes guidance and practical resources to support teachers and school nurses to care for children with asthma.

London schools guide

Healthy London Partnership, in conjunction with the asthma friendly team in Islington, has produced a guide to enable schools to manage children and young people with asthma effectively in the pre-school, early years, primary and secondary school setting.

Download the schools guide

More resources

Asthma/wheeze checklist for schools (Tower Hamlets School Health Service)

Asthma review GP letter (Tower Hamlets School Health Service)

Background information about the Asthma Friendly Schools is available from a presentation from Nickola Rickard

What to do in an asthma attack – POSTER

Videos and interactive resources

Breaking the Jump – My Asthma in School programme

Case study

St-Georges-Hospital- Emergency-Asthma Bags-case-study

This case study details how the team at St George’s hospital in Tooting have put together an emergency kit that could save the lives of children and young people who suffer a severe asthma attack at school. The emergency asthma bags have been sent to all primary and secondary schools in Wandsworth and Merton.

Asthma board game

Queen Mary University of London has produced an asthma board game and app, complete with triggers. Please click here to access a variety of resources. For more information, please contact Dr. Gioia Mosler or Katherine Harris

Inspiration from international initiatives

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