Just before I start, I just want to say I really don't want to annoy anyone or get anyone going with this post, I know lots of people have trouble with Asthma and schools.
As I've mentioned before I'm not a parent or carer myself but my boyfriend is doing a 4 year degree in primary teaching and soon he will be taking the full class for lessons. They are year one and two and so I think are between 5-7 (they have some sort of mixed class to do with ability rather than age I think). There are three Asthmatics in the class and only of them takes her inhaler in the day, she also has Eczema. Anyway he will be doing all the teaching and the teachers will be doing all the observing and he's a bit concerned as to what to do when the child has to have the creams/inhalers etc. Should he supervise them really closely? or try and give them independence? he doesn't want to get it wrong whilst he's being observed but he doesn't want to make a fuss for nothing because that in itself can panic and stress the kids.
From what he's said to me at the moment the child just takes her inhaler at the time she should on her own, but they can see her doing it. She's had it a while now and can generally cope (I think). But with the cream they stand with her and it's kept out of her reach etc. I think he's a bit worried that he doesn't know her like the teachers do and he won't really tell if she's struggling or not, whereas the teachers would because they know her properly.
I only got it when I was 17 (I'm nearly 19 now) and nobody else in either of our families have it so he's only dealt with me and with adults it's a bit different. I don't think it helps I've been struggling with mine recently either he's seen in me in some real states and he's probably frightened it will happen whilst he's in school, he's got to learn I suppose though.
Also he'd like to know anyway really for his future career as well as getting through his assessments (they are treated as exams and he has to pass them basically).
Are your children all supervised vigorously? or not supervised but ""watched"" to check they're ok? Which approach is best?
Thanks for any advice, and again please don't be offended or annoyed I know it must be frustrating when schools aren't interested.