The role of the school nurse at Bronte is an all-encompassing one, the aim of which is to promote the health and well-being of all the pupils of the School. The nurse thus forms a key element of School’s pastoral care and of its broadest educational purposes. Additionally, the nurse provides medical and health support to Bronte Nursery.
Nurse Katie Hickmott joined Bronte in September 2016. After qualifying in 2001 in Paediatric Nursing, she spent 8 years on the Children’s Ward at Medway Maritime Hospital. Immediately prior to her appointment at Bronte, she worked as a Community Staff Nurse in a School Nursing Team, working across a number of Medway schools.
Beyond her more formal duties, Nurse Katie (as she is always known!) is always available for a friendly chat and the medical room is also a place for some quiet time if needed.
Her duties in more detail are summarised as:
First Aid and Day-to-Day Medical Care
Health and Well-being – Education, Guidance
Health and Safety; Administration and Compliance; Staff Training
In addition to her role at the School, Nurse Katie also regularly visits the Nursery to provide support in the areas outlined above.