The School Nurse and Counsellor
The School Nurse:
Our School Nurse is available during the school day in the Health & Wellbeing Centre which is located on-site between Eaton Grove and Stafford House. There is a further medical room in Stafford House.
As a member of our Pastoral Team, the School Nurse assists the Heads of Year and is available to offer support for girls and parents if needed. They are always available to communicate with girls’ GPs or Practice Nurses / hospital clinicians with parents’ and girls’ consent. They also deliver PHSE sessions on a variety of subjects ranging from personal hygiene and periods to diet and nutrition.
The School Counsellor:
The School Counsellor is in school on Monday (9.30am to 3.00pm), Wednesday (9.30am to 3.00pm) and Friday (9.30am to 1.00pm) and is available to both Senior and Prep pupils on an appointment basis.
Counselling is a voluntary activity that girls can choose whether or not to access. It is a strictly confidential service across all age groups in school, within appropriate safeguarding limitations.
Senior girls can make appointments through their Head of Year, Form Tutor, the School Nurse or Mrs Dolding, or they can self refer by emailing the counsellor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prep girls can also request counselling appointments themselves, or be offered them via their Form Teacher/ Pastoral Lead. In all cases within the Prep School, parental consent would be acquired before counselling could begin.