The School Health Team consists of a range of professionals including School Nurses, Community Nurses, Nursery Nurses and a Clerical Officers.
Each primary and secondary school has a named School Nurse who is supported by their team to promote health and emotional wellbeing in schools and in the community by:
- Being available to address, in confidence, any concerns about a child or young person’s health.
- Providing health advice to help children and young people to make positive health choices.
- Assessing children starting primary school after their care is transferred from the Health Visitor.
- Assessing the health of year 7 pupils before they transfer to high school.
- Offering young people an opportunity to discuss health issues confidentially at school based or community based drop ins.
- Supporting young people who have particular medical needs and providing training for education staff to help manage these needs.
- Developing care plans to support pupils with medical needs including allergy.
- Delivering classroom-based health education.
- Delivering immunisation programmes in primary and secondary schools and in the community.
- Working with and referring to other professionals.
- Working with other agencies to safeguard and protect young people.
- Delivering the National Child Measurement programme (NCMP).
Concerns or feedback?
If you have any concerns or feedback, please contact:
Susan Burton, 0-19 Clinical Manager, at email@example.com.
Meet the team