The nursing team is managed by a lead nurse and are all experienced, qualified nurses who deliver high standards of evidenced-based practice care with a proactive approach to preventative health care. Our aim is to promote life skills required to enable pupils to manage all aspects of health in the future and to use health services responsibly. The work of the nurses is underpinned by robust policies and procedures, including safeguarding and confidentiality where appropriate. They are trained mental health first aiders and work closely with senior pastoral staff, parents, house parents and matrons to ensure a pupil’s health and wellbeing needs are identified and met.
Health and Wellbeing Centre
Our Health and Wellbeing Centre on each site offers a calm and safe place right in the heart of busy school life.
The Stamford School Health and Wellbeing centre comprises of a number of separate rooms where pupils, parents and staff can receive the privacy and confidentiality required for consultation. The provision of medical care is such that the facilities are well equipped to treat first aid and minor ailments.
We have made additional space for a wellbeing room for pupils, parents and staff simply needing some privacy or meeting with our school counselor or pastoral staff.
Pupils are offered first aid treatment plus immediate care and advice for illness, together with guidance on the management of existing conditions such as asthma, epilepsy, diabetes and allergies. Boarders are registered with a local GP practice and two doctors, one male and one female who hold a surgery once a week in school.
Nurses support the games department with sports first aid care, including pitch side and follow a detailed head injury policy based on rugby/hockey governing body guidelines for return to play. A paramedic and sports physiotherapist supports home Saturday senior rugby fixtures. Total Health Clinics are the schools appointed physiotherapy provider.
The school counsellor assists students from Year 7 to Year 13. She listens to students’ concerns and helps with issues such as low self-esteem, anxiety, poor academic performance and relationship difficulties. She is also able to evaluate students’ abilities, interests and personalities and listens to any concerns they might have about academic, emotional or social aspects of their lives.
More specifically, the school counsellor will:
- help students process their problems and plan achievable goals;
- mediate when / if conflict arises between students and teachers;
- help where possible to resolve family disputes;
- support peer mentoring programs and train peer mentors;
- refer students to psychologists and other mental health resources (e.g. CAMHS) if necessary.