What do we do?
What do we do?
The school health team works in partnership with schools in Tower Hamlets to gain an understanding of the younger population’s health needs and medical requirements.
Our school nurses and nursery nurses strive to improve the health and wellbeing of local children and young people by encouraging healthy lifestyles, promoting emotional health and wellbeing and by providing support, prevention, interventions, education and advice in school and community settings.
They discuss a variety of topics such as healthy eating, oral hygiene and minor ailments for children and their parents across primary and secondary schools. We decide with schools what sessions are appropriate for them and aim to improve the physical, medical and emotional health of children, young people and families within the community by doing so.
Our team completes screening for children in primary schools (reception and year 6). These include Hearing and Vision screening for reception and Height and Weight for reception and year 6 (National Child Measurement Programme).
We collect child health information in every school in order to review and update records. These records are used to develop health profiles in partnership with schools and inform our team as to how many children have long term health conditions, what on-going treatments they require and help to manage priorities and resources within schools.