Young people need and are entitled to access health information and advice. They can be referred to the school nurse by themselves, parents or professionals.
Our medical room is situated near the main reception in the Communications block. First Aiders are available to attend medical emergencies and to deal with students and staff who become ill or get injured during the school day. In addition to our medical room facilities, several members of staff at The Cedars also have first aid qualifications.
Due to Leicestershire County Council regulations, Staff at The Cedars are not allowed to provide any medication for students. This includes Paracetamol. The only exception to this rule is the emergency administration of pre-prescribed Epinephrine (Epipen), which has been provided by, and consented for, by parents. Please contact Medical Staff to discuss such requirements and to request a consent form.
School nurses are experienced qualified nurses, mainly with specialist children’s nurse qualification and/or school nurse degree.
Each cluster of schools will have their own school nurse.
The school nurse supports students, parents and carers with any health related issues.
Students are able to receive counselling in school and may self-refer or be referred by a teacher or other member of staff.
Counselling can help in many different circumstances, including relationship difficulties, poor self-esteem, bereavement, depression and stress. Further information and referrals please speak with a student manager.