Information from the School Nursing Service and your School Health Team
School Nurses are all qualified nurses, often with additional specialist qualifications in Public Health. Each School has a named school nurse who is the key health care worker in school. School nurses work with children from four years nine months up to 16 years of age.
The School Nursing Team provides services for children, young people and their families within their home, their schools and in community settings.
The school nurse is the link to the School Health Team. Parents, carers, and young people can use the School Nursing Service by contacting the school or calling the number at bottom of the page.
Springwell School Nurse is Ruth Stockley.
What does the School Nursing Team provide?
In Primary School
Every child is offered a school entrance health assessment, usually in the term of their 5th birthday. Children receive an assessment of their height and weight in Year 6 as part of the National Child Measurement Programme.
Health assessments in primary education can be carried out at any age with parental consent. These include:
The School Health Team also provides preventative programmes in schools which aim to improve future health and wellbeing. This may include issues such as obesity, sexual health, alcohol, smoking, and substance misuse
The School Health Team supports and signposts to other appropriate services including:
Community Nursery Nurses
The School Health Team work closely with:
Education and safeguarding teams
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Contraception and Sexual Health Services
Other health services, e.g. Speech and Language, hearing and vision clinics
Children Continence Service
How to Contact the School Nursing Team
Please contact the School Nursing Team at:
Thornhill Centre for Healthy Living
Tel: 02380 467155
If you have concerns about a child please contact Children’s Social Care on: 02380 833336