All secondary schools within Oxfordshire aim to have a named NHS School Health Nurse who is based in the school. The School Health Nurse service offers young people evidence-based preventative health care. Improving young people’s emotional and physical health can improve their wellbeing and life chances - The School Health Nurse will work closely with teaching staff and pastoral support staff to provide support and assistance to students and aid them to make healthy lifestyle choices and reach their full potential - Young people can access the school health nurse during the morning breaks and lunch breaks when the school nurse is in school. The dates are on the door, and available to the pastoral office.
How to refer to the School Health Nurse?
During lockdown our School Nurse, Sherrie Handley, is available to offer support to pupils Monday to Friday during school hours. Support is available in a variety of ways. Please get in touch if you feel Sherrie could help in any way.
The School Nursing service is confidential. This means pupils may discuss personal information which will not be disclosed to anyone else without the permission of the pupil. However, if the pupil is at risk of harm information will be past to the relevant parties to ensure the well-being of the pupil concerned. In cases where it is necessary to share information, we will always try to discuss the reasons for the referral with the pupil.
In normal circumstances young people can access the school health nurse during the morning breaks and lunch breaks when the school nurse is in school. The dates are on the door, and available to the pastoral office, there is also the option for pupils to self-refer to the school health nurse in the following ways: by making a referral through the pastoral office; attend a drop in at break or lunchtime on the days when the school nurse is in school; referrals can also come via teaching or pastoral staff; they have a referral form that can be completed and given to the school health nurse.
Contact details for Sherrie Handley:
Mobile: 07385 407962 (text or call) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of her role Sherrie will provide support in the classroom and Personal Development
Public Health Education
Themed health information and promotions for all school students e.g. smoking cessation, exam stress and healthy eating, using display boards, pop up break or lunch time sessions and assemblies.
Students can book appointments with the school health nurse for 1:1 support.
Small Group Work
Identified students may attend sessions of group work e.g. smoking cessation, self-esteem building and relaxation techniques.
Medication within School
The school health nurse can support students with their medications within the school, particularly with reference to emergency medications such as Epipen, insulin, epilepsy treatments and asthma inhalers.
The school health nurse also supports school teaching staff and provides training
Sherrie Handley -
Mobile: 07385 407962