School Health Team

Our School Health Team is comprised of the School Health Lead, School Nurse, and Healthcare Assistant.

Together they deal with pupils’ medical needs if they feel ill in School. Operating an open door system during break and lunch-time, pupils can visit the medical room with any issues they wish to discuss. At other times during the school day an appointment is required, giving pupils an opportunity for private consultation.

The role of the team also involves the promotion of health education and health awareness through talks within the PSHCE programme. Girls are provided with knowledge and awareness of health related issues, enabling them to make informed choices regarding their health throughout their time at Withington and in the future. All health promotion is prepared within national frameworks and the School’s policies.

Our School Counsellor is Ms Sarah Horsfall who trained at the Gestalt Centre in London and is accredited by and a member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists). She works in School on Tuesday and Wednesday and girls can be referred to see her by the School Nurse. Sarah provides an important additional service which complements the help and support given by the teaching staff and School Nurse for those girls who would benefit from it.

Our School Health Team works closely with pupils and parents to promote the wellbeing of all pupils and address any concerns sympathetically.

Pupils achieve an exceptionally high level of personal development.” ISI report 2013

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