School Nursing Service
Dear Parent / Guardian,
The School Nursing Service is aware that your child has recently started in reception class at this school and we would like to introduce ourselves to you.
The School Nursing Service aims to promote the health of the school-aged population and ensures help, advice and support is available to children, parents, guardians and carers.
When they enter reception class the care of your child is transferred from the Health Visitor to the School Nurse. All schools have access to a named School Nurse. The School Nurse aims to inform, educate and support children and young people to make healthy lifestyle choices to enable them to become healthy adults.
The School Nursing Service leaflet and welcome pack with your child’s school nurse contact details is available for you on your child’s school website and they are provided below.
A member of the School Nursing team will be attending your child’s school during this academic year to carry out routine height, weight and vision screening for reception class children.
You will be contacted if any of the screening results identifies any concerns. If however you would like to know the screening results please contact the School Nurse.
If you do not wish your child to have their height, weight and vision screened by us you must inform the Head Teacher in writing immediately.
If this is the case, it is very important that you make arrangements for your child to have a vision test with a local Optometrist (Optician) this is a free service for children and it is advised that all children should receive regular eye checks with an Optometrist.
The Child Measurement Programme run by Public Health Wales would like to use the Height and Weight measurements to help give a picture of child growth in Wales. The information used by the Child Measurement Programme is completely anonymous. More information is available at www.publichealthwales.org/childmeasurement
If you do not wish the measurements to be used by the Child Measurement Programme you must inform the Head Teacher in writing immediately.
School Nursing Service
Named School Nurse Contact Details:
Shireen Linton 07875229452 / 01792, 200344
Swansea Bay University Health Board Headquarters One Talbot Gateway, Baglan Energy Park, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR Phone 01639 683334 www.abm.university-trust.wales.nhs.uk