We have a nurse on-site every day to support the Care team in ensuring that children and young people’s physical and mental health is maintained and improved. The nurse also provides support for children and young people who require nursing skills due to additional health requirements. We have many staff who are trained in first aid but, the Nurse supports the care of any minor injuries or illnesses as required.
We have a close working relationship with National Deaf CAMHS who provide termly support and advice for joint working with pupils. Residential pupils are registered with the school GP enabling us to work closely with medical practitioners. The school has an on-site Nurse who is able to respond immediately to medical issues and administration of medication. If your child has an additional health or medical need, we will discuss with you a Health Care Plan and arrange for administration of prescribed medications where necessary. Relevant staff have training in the administration of controlled medications.
Deaf children and young people, like any young people can require support for managing their emotions. Often, deaf children and young people can feel isolated and find it hard to communicate with adults through mainstream schools. Our Assistant Head of School and College & SENCO, Judith Peacock, both coordinates and delivers this support to pupils.