School Nursing Teams promote the health and wellbeing of all school-age children and their families. They work with health, education, social services and voluntary agencies.
The team provide support for children with identified health needs in primary schools and confidential pupil drop-in clinics in high schools. The days and times of these are advertised by the school. This allows you or your child the opportunity to discuss any concerns or worries you or they may have in regards to your health.
Health Promotion and Education
School Nurses deliver a range of health promotional programmes to pupils within education settings in a variety of different ways. This can be through classroom teaching including drama, role play, one to one, health events and parents evenings. Health messages are delivered in an interesting and fun way that is age appropriate.
We are able to provide individual advice to you and your child on a variety of health issues, for example:
- Managing your child’s medical conditions in school
- Health lifestyles, healthy eating and exercise
- Behaviour and relationships
- Growth and development
We are happy to discuss any health related matters and can provide contact details for other relevant services as appropriate.
National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP)
The Department of Health recommends every school’s participation in the National Child Measurement Programme. This involves recording the height and weight of all children in Reception and Year 6, if you agree to participate.
You will receive further information regarding this at the appropriate time.
During the time your child is in high school, they will be offered routine vaccinations following the Department of Health schedule. These vaccinations will take place in school and will be delivered by the Immunisation Team. You will receive information about these immunisations when your child is in the relevant school year.
The School Nursing Team have a duty to keep information confidential. They are often the first point of contact for young people via:
- Pupil drop-in
- Teaching sessions in school
Nurses are guided by the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct and are under no obligation to inform teachers, parents or carers of issues arising from consultations. They will always encourage the young person to inform parents or carers. However if there is a risk of significant harm, like all other professionals, School Nurses are obliged to follow safeguarding procedures.
|Where are we?||Most schools will hold at least one drop in session in school for students each week, find out when by speaking to school staff.
You can also still get help from our nurses if you don’t go to school for instance if you’re home educated.
See ‘Contact us’ for more info about how to get in touch.
|Getting Help||You can meet your School Nurse
at your school. Please ask your school for the days and times that you can visit the School Nurse.
|Contact Us||School nurses are based at health centres near the schools.
Please click here for the full list of health centres/clinics:-
If you need help with British Sign Language or translation the team can arrange help through a translator or note taker.