My name is Wendy Bull and I am the School Health Nurse for Chipping Norton School. I am based in The House in the school grounds. I am employed by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Oxfordshire County Council to carry out a public health role in Chipping Norton School.
07917 587256 (mobile)
01608 642007 ext. 273 (School)
01856 904234 (central office in Banbury)
I have 30 years’ experience as a nurse both on hospital wards and in the community including 14 years working as a Practice Nurse in a doctor’s surgery in Oxfordshire. In 2011 I joined the Oxfordshire school nursing team. Since then I have worked in many secondary and primary schools across Oxfordshire and have completed a one year Specialist Public Health Nursing qualification at Oxford Brooke’s University.
All secondary schools within Oxfordshire have a named NHS School Health Nurse who is based in the school. The aim of the School Health Nurse is to offer young people evidence based preventative health care. Improving young people’s emotional and physical health can improve their wellbeing and life chances. As a School Health Nurse I will work closely with teaching staff and pastoral support staff to provide support and assistance to students and aid them to make healthy lifestyle choices and reach their full potential.
Provision of information and advice for students and their parents/carers and the co-ordination of immunisations within school.
Year 8 HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) immunisations for girls.
Year 9 DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio) and Meningitis C vaccines for all students. MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) catch up for students that may not have had 2 MMR vaccines already.
Drop In Support
Students can come to the house for support and/or advice on Monday lunchtimes. They can also access the school health nurse on most morning breaks and lunch breaks.
Students can book appointments with the school health nurse for 1:1 support.
Small Group Work
Identified students may attend sessions of group work e.g. smoking cessation, self-esteem building and relaxation techniques.
Medication within School
The school health nurse can support students with their medications within school, particularly with reference to emergency medications such as epipens, insulin, epilepsy treatments and asthma inhalers.
The school health nurse also supports school teaching staff and provides training.
Support in the classroom and PSHCE.
Public Health Education
Themed health information and promotions for all school students e.g. smoking cessation, exam stress and healthy eating, using display boards, the rolling screen and assemblies.
How to refer to the School Health Nurse
Students can self-refer to the school health nurse:
* Contact her mobile 07917 587256
* Complete a slip located on her office door
* Attend a drop in at break or lunchtime
Referrals can come via teaching or pastoral staff; they have a referral form that can be completed and given to the school health nurse.