10 Mar 2017 10:30 - 10 Mar 2017 15:30
Leading the nursing team
Date: March 10, 2017
Why you should attend: The School medical centre and the medical team are increasingly being used in a proactive sense across our schools and colleges. Whether this relates to student induction, health promotion, PSHE or simply advice and guidance, such an enhanced role does mean that the medical team need to be better managed and coordinated. This workshop is aimed at Senior or Lead Nurses and will provide an opportunity to consider how the team can best work together to meet the developing needs of the school community.
- Managing a small team
- Appraisal and development of staff
- Effective communication
- Raising the profile of the medical provision in a school.
Kathy Compton, BSA Nurse Adviser
Kathy was a school nurse at Plymouth College for 20 years. The school is coeducational, boarding and day, with pupils from 3 to 18 years. Kathy trained and worked first as a teacher and, following her nursing training, ran a boarding house with her husband at Plymouth College for 11 years. She later set up and ran the health centre at the school as well as implementing and delivering the PSHE program. Latterly she was responsible for the SRE sessions. In 1996 she was co-opted onto the Royal College of Nursing school nurses forum and, on completion of her eight year term with the RCN she was appointed as the BSA Nurse Advisor. She co-designed the BSA training certificate for school nurses and currently also works as a tutor on the course. Kathy has a wealth of experience of running training for staff in schools and travels widely, delivering training on a variety of topics linked to nursing in schools.