TypeSpecial School Nursing Team
We are a team of nurses and healthcare assistants who provide the Healthy Child Programme in special educational settings across our county. This is a planned series of public health interventions for children and families at school age and up to age 19. Our Special School Nursing Team includes senior support workers and school nurses.
Our teams help to promote physical, mental, social and emotional health of children, young people of school age and their families. Each special school in Northamptonshire has a team led by a special school nurse.
Who is this service for? Children and young people from reception age to 19 years who attend a Special School.
How to access this service: Contact your school nurse via your child’s school (You can find out your school's details by clicking here)
AddressSudborough House, St Mary's Hospital, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7PW
Contact your school nurse via your child’s school listed below:
- Beanfield Primary School DSP - 01536 262000
- Billing Brook School – 01604 773910
- Corby Business Academy – 01536 303120
- Daventry Hill School – 01327 703135
- Fairfields School – 01604 714777
- Friars Academy – 01933 304950
- Greenfields School & Sports College– 01604 741962
- Isebrook SEN Cognition & Learning– 01536 500030
- Kingsley Special Academy – 01536 316880
- Northgate School Arts College and The Beehive – 01604 714098
- Purple Oaks Academy – 01604 434471
- Red Kite – 01536 216489
- Rowan Gate East Primary School - 01933 351200
- Rowan Gate West Primary School – 01933 304970
- Wren Spinney Community Special School – 01536 481939
Our team can also be contacted via:
Telephone: 01536 452232
The Special School Nursing Team work with the schools they support. The team provide evidence based training to help school staff give necessary clinical interventions during the school day included epilepsy management and anaphylaxis.
The team also works closely with other teams such as Community Paediatricians, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Social Care to give the best possible care for children and young people.
Our services are focused on four levels of delivery, with families in the greatest need receiving targeted interventions and families with the least need receiving universal services. We follow a public health approach and our main purposes are:
- health promotion
- health protection
- prevention of ill health or accident
- early intervention.
The team works with you, your child and professionals working with your child to ensure the Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) process when there is a presenting health need / needs. Please click here for more information on EHCPs.
The Special School Nursing Team supports with the school age immunisation programme and works closely with our teams across the county to ensure high uptake of the programme.
Whether your little one has just started school or is moving from primary to secondary the Special School Nursing team is here to offer advice, support, and information to help you and your family.
We offer all children the following assessments:
- In each school year you will be asked to complete a health survey to help us know if your child has any health issues we can support you with
- In reception year we will offer screening of your child’s hearing and vision
- In reception year we will offer reception screening of your child’s weight and height, and if needed we can do this more often
- In reception year we will carry out a continence assessment
- A yearly flu jab is offered to all children in special education.
You don’t need to contact us to arrange these. We will contact you letting you know when they are happening. They will be done in school during normal school hours.
We know being a parent of a child with additional needs can be hard and you may need extra help from time to time. The Special School Nursing team is available to support you as part of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) when you need it, for example, if your child is having difficulties with their eating, toileting, behaviours or anxiety.
We can help advise parents / carers if you need further support through the Early Help Assessment Process.
The Special School Nursing team is here to offer advice, support and help to young people across our county.
We offer the following:
- A “drop in” session at some of the secondary schools - this is run by a school nurse. You can get private advice about any physical, sexual, or mental health concerns.
- In year 8 we offer the HPV jab
- In year 10 we offer the Men ACWY and DTP jab
We understand being a teenager can be tough and want to help you where we can.
We can offer advice on:
- low mood, stress or anxiety
- relationship problems
- contraceptive advice
- sexual health concerns
- identity questions
- toileting issues
- not feeling safe at home, at school or outside of school
- caring for a parent who is ill or disabled
- alcohol and drug use advice
- quitting smoking
- weight and healthy eating help.