The School Medical Centre is located by the sports hall and is run both by a Registered General Nurse who is also qualified in basic counselling skills, assisted by a first aider/medical room administrator.
The Centre is an important hub of the School, providing medical care for both staff and pupils. The Medical Centre covers both chronic and acute conditions where a pupil may require immediate treatment, as well as ongoing physical and emotional support. We also employ a qualified counsellor who specialises in support for children and young adults, along with a sports physiotherapist, who offers weekly sessions. Pupils also have access to a private counselling room.
Further support is provided by four enthusiastic Sixth Form medical prefects who are more than happy to chat to fellow pupils who may need a little TLC. This can be especially effective when it comes from a younger person who can often quickly gain trust and provide the support necessary to relieve any potential anxiety.
On a lighter note, we also provide assistance with everyday issues such as torn uniforms and tights, general school information, guidance, timetables, even providing the odd biscuit or two, should anyone find they have missed breakfast or lunch.
In short, we are here to help and advise pupils, staff, parents and guardians.