Why have a school nurse?

Good health has a positive impact on a child or young person's enjoyment both at school and home. Ill health can often be a barrier to learning. School nurses can act as an effective bridge between education, health services and social care, supporting work on health issues in school and making health service more accessible to pupils, parents, carersand school staff. Working together we can contribute to the outcomes for children and young people and support them to;

  • Be healthy
  • Stay safe
  • Enjoy and achieve
  • Make a positive contribution
  • Achieve economic well-being

School nurses also work in partnership with Rye College and other external agencies to ensure the service is accessible to all.

The School Nursing service includes drop-ins, access to basic sexual health services, smoking cessation and support with long-term health conditions, amongst other things. The service is available to pupils, parents and staff.

The East Sussex School Health Service runs a weekly drop in service at Rye College on a Monday, when young people can speak in confidence to a registered nurse on any aspect of health with no appointment necessary.

Other useful information can be found at www.esht.nhs.uk/school-nursing/


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