Health & Well-Being Centre

The Health and Well-Being Centre HWBC lies at the heart of the campus, both geographically and emotionally and is staffed during school hours by Registered Nurses with further training in all aspects of young people's needs, triage, minor injuries and practice nursing providing complete professional care to all pupils.

 

The Lead Nurse is also an integral part of the Pastoral Care Team at Stonar which meets weekly to discuss pupil concerns. The school counsellor can provide additional support to pupils who may require further help.

Registered Nurses will work within their Code of Professional Conduct in offering all pupils a confidential service. Information will be shared outside the team with the knowledge and consent of the pupil. If consent is refused, this will be respected unless the individual practitioner considers the pupil or another person's welfare or safety to be put at risk by non-disclosure. If information is shared without consent the pupil will be informed of this.

We aim to provide young people with the skills and confidence to make informed choices about their own health and wellbeing.

The nurses hold three drop in sessions each week day at first break, lunch time and after school. These are open to all pupils and provide students with an opportunity to discuss any issues health related or otherwise in a relaxed, safe and confidential environment. The school nurses work closely with other health professionals and agencies outside of school as required.

The nurses are responsible for all first aid on site during the working school day for both pupils' staff and visitors. They also support staff in health related subjects within the PSHE programme across both Prep and Senior School.

Boarding pupils who will be living in the school for longer than 6 months will meet the School Nurse and School Doctor for a medical health check soon after their arrival for registration into the local GP practice. Two doctors from the local Health Centre in Bradford on Avon http://www.boamhp.co.uk/ hold clinics for the boarding community twice a week and this is managed by the school nurse.

Short stay pupils in the boarding environment will need to arrange private health insurance or a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

Vaccinations

Travel vaccinations for boarders can be organised by the school nurses and appointments are made at the local Health Centre in Bradford on Avon with the Travel Clinic Nurses. Parents are advised to give as much notice for these as possible.

The annual influenza vaccination is offered to all boarding pupils in the autumn term with a chronic long term medical condition.

Diphtheria, tetanus, polio and meningitis ACWY booster vaccinations are arranged with the school by the local Health Authority Immunisation Teams and take place for boarding and day pupils in Year 9 in the Summer term.

HPV vaccinations are arranged with the school by the local Health Authority Immunisation Teams and take place for boarding and day pupils in year 8/9 in the autumn terms.

Parents will be sent a consent form for any vaccinations/Immunisations given or arranged by the school nurse and will not be given until this has been signed and returned to the school.

On admission to Stonar all parents will be required to complete a medical details declaration form which includes consent for emergency care and the administration of medication in school. If parents would like to discuss any issues in confidence they can contact the school nurses' directly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Office 01225 701756