My name is Lauren Plowman, I am the School Nurse here at Archbishop Holgate’s Secondary School.

Maintaining and supporting the health and well-being of our students and staff is very important to us.

We have 9 three day first aid trained members of staff across the site to meet the needs of students and staff who require first aid/medical attention.

My role is to support the delivery of first aid, deliver health education and support to students/staff on an individual basis. Individual (1:1) support for students may be referred to me by staff (Safeguarding team, teachers/form tutors, pastoral care), or by student self referral by attending drop in:

Monday to Friday

9am – 11.45am

and

12.15pm – 2.10pm

Please note: I am not a mental health trained professional, though I can support initially and signpost onwards to services. We have a wellbeing worker and a school counsellor within school each week.

If a student is unwell at school, they will be taken to reception and will be seen either by a first aider or myself depending on the incident/presenting complaint. If a student is too unwell to return to class, we will contact somebody with parental responsibility.

If your child has a medical condition/diagnosis/ medication that we need to know about, please contact:

 reception@ahs.pmat.academy

For example, this might be a severe allergy, diabetes, chronic condition, epilepsy. If this requires medication, we can also store students’ own medication in reception for use within school hours.