This academic year, the Staffordshire School Nursing Service is introducing a new health intervention aimed at Year 7 pupils to ensure that they are working to the Healthy Child Programme (DoH 2009). This will involve a questionnaire that will identify key health issues for young people and the service would also like to take the opportunity to promote the role of the school nurse at this important transition stage by informing pupils of the support available from the school nurse and how to access the service. The survey will be completed in school and a copy of the questionnaire is attached for information. School nurses will follow up any identified health needs confidentially and may also use the data to identify trends that may require a whole school or community intervention.
There is a letter for parents explaining in a little more detail the purpose of the survey which we are intending to carry out during the week commencing Monday 5th November 2016. You are able to withdraw your child if you wish and your child can also decline consent to complete the questionnaire, however, the aim is to encourage young people to begin to take responsibility for their own health.
If you would like to withdraw your child from the survey then please contact the school’s reception
For more details please click on the links below
Tel No: 01902 504930Share