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As part of our new 'Resilience & Well-Being' work we will be supporting pupils to develop a culture of resilience and emotional well-being!


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Health for kids is a learning website for children aged 4-11 years old, brought to you by the NHS.

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Early Help

Children and young people can experience are range of difficulties at any time in their life. Early help is for children and young people of any age and can come from all kinds of services and organizations who work together to support the family.  You might be using some of these services already, but we want to make sure they are providing the right support for you and your family’s needs.

You can request targeted support if you have concerns about your child’s health, development or behaviour.

The request can be made by yourself or with the support of a teacher, health professional or support worker. During the assessment, you will be fully involved and listened to which will help find the right support that you, your child and family may need. 

For more information about Early Help contact 0116 454 5899 or email


School Nurse Team

As School Nurses we develop specialist roles within and outside the school environment. This includes working with children and young people aged from rising 5 year olds to 18 year olds in full-time education. Visit the website for further information:

School Nurse Teams Do:

  • We work in Close Partnership with other organisations as well as Health and Education such as Children’s and Young Peoples Services, Private and Voluntary Organisations.
  • We undertake Health Assessments for Looked After Children and referrals as appropriate.
  • We offer support, advice and guidance to other professionals and parents on a variety of topics to do with health and wellbeing.
  • We have a key role in Safeguarding vulnerable children and young people including children and young people who have special needs and who have been excluded from mainstream education.
  • We offer training to staff and parents on how to manage specific health needs in School.
  • We contribute to School Personal Social and Health Education as well as Sex and Relationships Education by delivering comprehensive programmes.
  • We offer first level support in Child and Adolescent Mental Health issues and refer on as necessary.
  • We have a key role in Public Health and contribute to the local and national programmes such supporting smoking cessation, tackling obesity, reducing teenage pregnancies, delivering immunisation programmes and much more...
  • We currently provide continence clinics dealing with the physical issues of daytime and night-time wetting, and constipation, and provide the emotional support this requires.

Support Paediatric Outpatient Clinics and School Medicals.

Visit website for further information:


If you would like to contact the team for additional support you can contact the team:

The Merlyn Vaz Health Centre

1, Spinney Hill Road,



Tel: 0116 2943095

Fax: 0116 2943096

please ask school for a referral form or see Michelle who can help support the process.