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School nurse

School nurses work across education and health, providing a link between school, home and the community.  The school nurse comes into Langham School at various times throughout the year. The school nurse will see all children during their first year of schooling for a health assessment, which will include a vision and hearing test. Our school nurse can help children and families gain additional help and support when required, and provide and coordinate additional services for vulnerable children. 

 

At Langham we will be arranging drop in sessions for parents who wish to see the school nurse.  These will be advertised in weekly newsletters.

 

The school nurse’s day-to-day role is varied  however typically, it includes:

  • carrying out health assessments
  • home visits to families in need
  • providing health education, advice, and signposting to other sources of information
  • providing  immunisation clinics
  • advising and supporting schools with their public health agendas for example  healthy eating advice, stop smoking programmes
  • safeguarding and service coordination

 

They also advise on common childhood conditions such as asthma, diabetes and eczema, working closely with general practitioners, health visitors and other health and social care staff. 

 

If you think the school nurse can help you, your child or your family, please contact the school office,. who will help you to arrange an appointment/

Health for Kids

 

Health for kids is a fun, engaging and and interactive resource for children to learn about health.  To find games, articles and lots more please click on the link below :-

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