Special School Nurses and Health Care Assistants
The school nurses are responsible for the medical needs of the pupils within Rosewood School, which may include enteral feeding and the administration of prescribed medication, which is stored securely in the nurses' room. The school nurses attend feeding clinics and medicals when required. The team works closely with parents.
In addition, the School Nurses must ensure that correct guidelines are followed and that staff training is carried out regularly, to ensure that any health care procedures carried out in class or when on trips are performed to the highest standard.
They act as advisors to the school team with regard to the medical welfare of individual pupils and liaise closely with parents and carers. The School Nurse is in close liaison with the Paediatricians, Paediatric Community Nursing Team, GPs, Dentists, and the School Medical Officer.
The Nursing and Therapy team hold regular joint meetings with the teaching team, to liaise together regarding learners' current needs and ongoing interventions.
The Nurses are supported by a team of Healthcare Assistants who also work across the school: Chloe, Gill, Rhea and Tanya.
How to contact the School Nursing Team
During term time, you can contact the school nurses by calling in to school.
To contact the special school nursing team over the holidays call Special Schools Nursing Duty line 0300 123 5069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This service is provided working days 9am to 3 pm.