Meet the team!
Every school has a School Nursing Team who come and visit throughout the year.
The School Health Assistants are always visiting schools. Every year they visit children in Year R to do vision checks as well as height and weights, to see how well children are growing. They come back again in Year 6 and do the healthy growing checks again. They are always keen to give you lots of healthy lifestyle advice. These checks are confidential, and we won’t tell your classmates. The School Health Assistants also come in the Autumn Term to help the School Immunisation Team to give the flu nasal sprays. They are very busy, but are really kind and do a great job.
Sometimes children might need some more help and the other people in the team will be able to see you in school in a private place to help you with your worries. Our Child Health and Well-being Assistants are specially trained to work with children. They will never feel embarrassed, and you can share with them anything that might be a problem. It could be that you feel sad or worried, or you have problems with going to sleep. They are a fun bunch and love to play games.
The Nurses don’t wear uniforms, just like the rest of the team. They have all worked in hospitals, but now they work in your schools instead. They like to find out all about you when they see you, which can really help them to help you, especially if you are having problems at school and home.
Every time you see one of the School Nursing Team, they might ask you some questions about the visit. This helps us make sure we are being the best we can be for the children in Bucks!