Meet Your School Nurse



Hi, my name is Joelle. I have worked within the Blackpool School Nursing team since 2011, first as a Staff Nurse and then as School Nurse. Recently, I have moved into the Team Leader role which means I support the team to deliver the best care possible to you and your family.  I am passionate about all aspects of health and wellbeing for children and young people. I live locally in Blackpool with my family and like keeping fit by taking walks on the beach and in Stanley Park.



Hello, my name is Stephanie, but most people call me Steph. I have previously worked as an Intensive Care Nurse, and as a Community Nurse, before joining the Blackpool School Nursing Team. School Nursing is such a rewarding role and gives me the opportunity to make a real difference for children, young people and families. I have two dogs called Dexter and Darcy – my favourite thing in the world is to spend time with them! If I won the lottery my dream would be to open a dog sanctuary! (Alongside being a School Nurse, of course!)



Hello my name is Stephanie but I prefer to be called Steph, I have been a paediatric nurse for 22 years working in both the hospital on the children’s wards, and in the community. I am loving my role within the school nursing team, working with children is extremely rewarding.  I love reading,  and watching Marvel movies with my family, I love relaxing on holidays, especially at the caravan.



Hi, my name is Bethany. I recently joined the Blackpool School Nursing team after working in A & E and on the Children's wards. I absolutely love being part of the School Nursing team and feel passionate about promoting the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families across Blackpool. If I had one dream it would be to win the lottery and donate lots of money to charities and services that support children and adults with autism and other neuro-developmental conditions so people affected by these conditions could live their best possible lives.



Hello,  my name is Kathryn, I am a School Nurse Specialist Practitioner and have worked as part of the Blackpool School Nursing team since 2011 across many different schools. I love being a School Nurse and for me the most rewarding part of the job is having the chance to help children and young people with their health and wellbeing. When I’m not at work I love to bake cakes and enjoy spending time with my family, I especially love going on holiday with them to Devon which is one of my favourites places to visit.



Hi there, my name is Sharon and I have worked within school nursing since 2010. Within that time, I spent 5 years working in special schools with children and young people with special needs and disabilities. I came back to mainstream schools last year and am loving it. I was born in Liverpool and have lived in Blackpool for 9 years but still have a Liverpool accent. I have been a vegetarian since I was 15 years old and like to eat a healthy diet but at times, I like junk food too. I am a very good listener and approachable. I care about offering support to children and young people with emotional or health needs.



Hi my name is Helen and I’ve worked for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals since 1997 initially as a paediatric nurse.  I have been a School Nurse since 2000.  I love my job working with school aged children and young people and their families.  Over the years I have worked with many colleagues who have since become good friends.  We are a very friendly, fun team but passionate about the service we provide.  The job has changed significantly over the years but every day I still enjoy coming to work. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family especially my two daughters and two granddaughters.



Hello, my name is Mandy. I previously worked at Blackpool Victoria hospital as a Paediatric nurse within the Outpatients Department. I chose to become a Children’s nurse as I wanted to make a difference and help support children and young people reach their full potential! I am a very sociable person and love spending time with my friends and family. I also like keeping fit and I attend regular Zumba exercise classes, which is full of fun and laughter.



Hello, my name is Fiona, but most people call me Fi or Nurse Fi Fi. I have been a qualified Children’s nurse since 2012 and I have previously worked on the Children’s wards, Day Surgery and A&E. I transitioned into working within the community as a Staff Nurse and joined the Blackpool School Nursing team in March 2021. I came into nursing as I am very passionate about caring for both children and their families and like to make a difference. I am married with 2 children aged 25 & 18 years.  I am interested in interior design and  like to up-cycle. In my spare time I like to go walking and climbing the odd mountain. I love travelling to hot countries and relaxing in the sunshine.



Hello, my name is Emma, and I am one of the School Nurses. I have been a paediatric nurse for 10 years and have worked in various children’s hospitals and wards around the country before moving here. I am originally from Worcestershire and love spending time back home with my family. I now live in East Lancashire with my husband and a mad spaniel called Ribble. School Nursing has been a new challenge for me and I really enjoy making a difference to the children and their families of Blackpool.



Hi my name is Laura I have worked as a school nursing assistant since September 2017 before this I was a play worker at the Safeguarding centre at Blackpool hospital. I love my role especially going into the schools to see all the children and deliver classes to them about keeping healthy. In my spare time I love hiking around the Lake District my favourite place and running (plodding) marathons to keep fit and healthy and encourage my two children to come on the hiking walks with me!! (Which isn’t always easy!)



Hi my name is Jenny. I am a qualified midwife before working within the school nursing team and I have worked in both hospitals and community settings. Being a school nurse means helping school aged children to improve their health and wellbeing, this is a passion of mine. In my spare time I help out at my parent’s farm milking cows and looking after the animals.



Hi, my name is Amy and I’m a School Nurse Specialist Practitioner. I’ve worked within Blackpool School Nursing since 2013, supporting mainstream and special schools. I’m passionate about improving the health and well-being of children, young people and their families. I enjoy spending lots of my time with my husband, two children and our dog! I love shopping, holidays and craft projects!


I’m Adele, I’ve been a Children’s Nurse for over 20 years, working both in the hospital and out in the community. I’ve recently joined the fantastic School Nursing team, and enjoy making a difference in the health and wellbeing of children of all ages and their families. I’m a busy Mum of 2 and spend my spare time with my children either at football or dancing  and love going to music events.