Before your child starts at secondary school or at the beginning of the first term you will receive a letter of introduction from the Sutton school nursing service.
If your child has been identified as having complex health issues that require a health care plan the school nurse for the school will arrange to meet with you and your child to complete this in preparation for the transition from primary to secondary school.
If you have any concerns about your child’s health that you would like the School Nurse to provide information or support on you will be invited to contact the team to discuss your child’s needs and if required a health assessment will be offered.
During Year 7 the School Nursing Team visits the school to meet with the children. This is either as a year group assembly or in their tutor groups.
The purpose of this contact is for the school nurse to introduce their role, to promote positive mental health, to identify where young people can access help with potential reducing risky behaviours, to promote the Drop In service to enable young people to improve their lifestyles, to identify role of School Nurse in supporting young people to stay in school and learn and to support young people with complex physical and emotional health needs.
This contact is part of the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme (Department of Health)