The special school nursing team is a citywide service providing nursing care and support across 27 special schools. The team comprises a mix of registered children’s nurses; learning disability nurses; complex care enteral feeding assistants and a school nurse assistant, whose roles and responsibilities are overseen by three team leaders, a clinical lead, service manager and head of service.
Each special school has a dedicated team of registered nurses and support staff responsible for the health and wellbeing of children during the school day. Some special schools will have a dedicated team based within the school five days per week term time. There are also three registered nurses available during school holidays.
Special School Nurses undertake a range of activities aimed at improving and maintaining the health of children and young people – often with complex health needs – to attend school, maximising opportunities, enabling each child or young person to reach their full potential.
More information about the Special School Nursing Service can be found by clicking the link below. This will direct you to an external website (NHS) which is not managed by the school:
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