On-site Registered sick children’s Nurse
The Medical Centre is a large space in a quiet part of the school with an attached three-bed sick bay and toilet. It is staffed by a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse (RSCN) from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday. A Bank Staff Nurse is available to cover when needed.
The Medical Centre is a calm, restful, supportive refuge for those times of stress or illness. The school nurse is available to discuss any aspect of a pupil’s health and wellbeing with pupils and is available to talk with parents about their children if required. She is friendly, approachable and welcoming.
First Aid Qualified Staff
Many staff across differing departments within the school hold accredited First Aid Certificates and receive appropriate and regular updates.
Staff are trained in the use of adrenalin auto-injectors and the treatment of anaphylaxis. Ensuring that those taking a pupil on a trip have had a refresher beforehand.
In The CLassroom
The School Nurse visits the classrooms talking to younger children about hand washing and medicines, participates in Year 4’s science topics and speaks to Year 6 about puberty myths and worries.
She is introduced to the Nursery children at the beginning of the school year so that they are familiar with her.
Meet our school dog Jasper, a hypo allergenic cockapoo. He is a heartwarming presence around the school and a calming influence when girls visit him and the school nurse in the medical centre.