Amesbury has a fulltime school nurse on site during the school day and a well equipped Medical Centre.
The school nurse ensures that any medical problems are dealt with promptly and will provide simple basic first aid in a quiet and peaceful environment until such time as pupils are able to return to lessons or are passed to the care of parents/guardians, doctor or hospital.
Medication in its original pharmacy packaging, together with a permission slip with clear written instructions, should be given to the school nurse who will then administer the medication.
Medicines can only be administered when clearly marked and accompanied with a completed permission slip. Please notify us if there is any medical information of which we should be aware: this includes any special dietary requirements. If you wish us to give your child any form of medication, we will require a letter giving us permission to do so.
Should your child develop a medical condition whilst they are a pupil at Amesbury, please make an appointment to see the school nurse who will communicate with relevant staff if necessary.
If you suspect an infectious illness, please consult a doctor before sending your child to school. If an infectious illness is confirmed please inform the school nurse immediately.
Returning to School from Illness:
Amesbury follows the Health Protection Agency’s guidelines on “Infection Control in Schools and other Childcare Settings”. The HPA state that a child who has had ‘diarrhoea and/or vomiting should be kept away from school/nursery for a minimum of 48 hours’.
Sister Julie Watts has been a nurse for over thirty years having trained in West London. She specialised in paediatrics, burns and plastic surgery and Occupational Health before becoming a School Nurse.
Amesbury is her third school which she joined in 2011. Julie is mum to two daughters and step-mum to two; her husband and Julie are Accredited breeders of Working Cocker Spaniels of which they have three of their own. When not in SAN she enjoys traveling, site seeing and Egyptology.
Excellent pastoral care.