School Nurse Information on this page is posted on behalf of the School Nurse.
Welcome to the School Nurse Team
School nurses are qualified registered nurses. The School Nurse Team promotes the holistic health of school aged children and work in partnership with children, young people, their families, schools and allied professionals. They encourage children and young people to think about their health and become responsible for their own health as they progress through adolescence into adulthood. School nurses are not based in individual schools but have a cluster of schools. Parents can contact the school nurse to discuss any health concerns; school staff can refer young people to see the school nurse, and we request that they speak with parents before any referrals are made. Young people can self-refer, and any discussions are confidential unless there are safeguarding concerns. The school nurse team will also be in school at certain times to offer health advice on topics such as healthy eating, smoking, drugs and alcohol, emotional health, dental health, hygiene and growing up.
Lindsey Franks School Nurse offers appointments at Wigston Academy on Thursday mornings.
When do I send my child back to school after an illness? As a parent or guardian, you know when your child is ill and also when they’re feeling better. But it’s important to take steps to make sure they’re well enough to return to school, but also that they’re not at risk of spreading any infection or illness. Of course, each case is individual but the advice below has been produced by the Cheshire West and Chester NHS Trust as a helpful guide. Always consult your GP if you have any questions or concerns.
Leicestershire Partnership Trust School Nurse Websites for Parents, Children and Young People
The websites below provide health information for parents, children and young people.http://www.healthforkids.co.uk http://www.healthforteens.co.uk
Young People can also use the confidential school nurse text messaging service CHAT HEALTH if they would like health advice, or to request to see their school nurse. (07520615387)