School Nursing is a universal service providing a link between health, education, the home and community. The role is one of health promotion, health protection and health improvement.
School nurses work with the school aged population offering key contacts including:
- Primary One health assessment: Parents will be asked to complete a health appraisal questionnaire to consent to their child being seen by the school nurse. This assessment will include hearing, vision, height and weight checks.
- Year 8 Health assessment: Parents will be asked to complete a health appraisal questionnaire. Each pupil will be offered an appointment with the school nurse to discuss health promotion and complete a height and weight check.
- Immunisations: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) will be offered to all girls in year 9. Pupils in year 11 will be offered Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio, Men ACWY and MMR if required. Consent will always be obtained.
How to access this service
If you have any worries about your child’s health or wellbeing at school, please contact your School Nurse for advice.