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Sunday 17 February 2019
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School nurses: how we support you

Diagram showing the work of the School Health Team
Diagram showing the work of the School Health Team
Schoolchildren learn about healthy eating
School nurse advising pupils on cleanliness and hygiene
Schoolchildren learn about dental hygiene

School Nurses are responsible for delivering the Healthy Child Programme for five to 19 year olds. This is a government policy developed to improve health and well being.

That means we are responsible for...

  • Reception health questionnaire

  • Reception hearing assessment
  • Reception and Year 6 growth review
  • ‘Drop in’ sessions for young people in secondary schools.

We also offer advice and support around:

  • General health

  • Child development

  • Diet

  • Emotional health and wellbeing

  • Toileting support

  • Behaviour support

  • Oral health 

  • Sexual health

  • Self harm

  • Body image

  • Eating disorders

  • Drugs and alcohol

  • Smoking.

We can also refer and signpost children and young people to specialist services if required.