Matron / School Nurse - Part-Time

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Woking, Surrey
09 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Type of position: Temporary - from 5 September 2017 for approx. 6 weeks

Working hours: Part time - 12 noon to 5.30pm, Mon to Fri, term time only

Salary: £13,450 pa (FTE - £27,022. Overtime paid @ £12.23/hr)

Reporting to: Headmaster


The primary role of the Matron / School Nurse is to support pupils’ health and wellbeing in order for pupils to fully participate in active school life.


The provision of medical care to pupils and staff on a daily basis:

  • Ensuring the best possible medical care is available to both pupils and staff on an immediate and an emergency care basis
  • Treating pupils and staff as appropriate with the aim of encouraging pupils to return to their normal timetable as soon as appropriate
  • Where necessary, arranging to get the pupil / person home safely or to alternative care, e.g. the individual’s GP or to hospital
  • Administering medication according to School policy
  • Performing necessary health checks to assist with diagnosis
  • Liaison with parents and staff in accordance with the School policies on medical and mental health
  • The Nursing team has responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Matron’s room ensuring that it is appropriately staffed, stocked and equipped
  • Ensuring safe storage, usage and disposal of medical supplies and drugs
  • Provision of first aid kits around the school and replacement of supplies
  • Timely maintenance of pupil files, medical and treatment records
  • Arranging and managing communication with parents with regard to consent
  • Maintaining records on electronic register where appropriate
  • Liaison with Headmaster or equivalent with regard to any medical problems concerning pupils: development of health care plans where appropriate; giving support to relevant teaching staff in their dealings with pupils in the classroom and in extra-curricular activities
  • When required, conduct meetings with senior pastoral staff (Deputy Heads, Assistant Heads, etc.) to provide advice on effective pastoral care for particular pupils
  • As part of the nursing team, drafting and updating of "essential care list" of pupils with "need to know" conditions
  • Providing general advice and training for staff for initial care of pupils with particular medical needs
  • Providing support to academic staff in pastoral care and counselling:
  • Teaching of pupils and/or staff: when requested, provision of first aid updates for members of staff, particularly Games staff or those regularly involved in residential trips
  • When requested, contributing to topics within PSHE schemes of work and / or other assemblies
  • As appropriate, raising awareness of medical and health issues to pupils and staff throughout the School - this may be by distributing appropriate material via pastoral staff, or updating health issues notice boards
  • Involvement in Health and Safety issues: working with staff to ensure the timely completion of accident reports and following School policy in the submission of RIDDOR reports


  • The Matron / School Nurse will ensure electronic medical records of pupils recorded on entry to school are updated and retained as necessary
  • Assisting with the implementation and regular updating of pupil health care plans
  • Maintaining electronic records of daily visits to Matron’s room or accidents treated and reported, including the nature of problem, treatment or advice. Updating as necessary to ensure accurate and rapid retrieval of information
  • The Matron / School Nurse will gather information, preparing reports and working with other appropriate staff to prepare for regular policy audits by the Governing Body


  • The Matron / School Nurse will provide cover for sports fixtures, games sessions and other events as required
  • Some additional Saturday working may be required to cover fixtures and events but adequate notice will be given in advance
  • Carrying out such other duties within the postholder’s capabilities as may be reasonably requested from time to time



  • RSCN, RN-child, or RGN with relevant experience (i.e. A&E, School nursing, Practice nursing)
  • The Matron / School Nurse will have a full clean driving license
  • Experience in either school nursing experience; A&E experience; paedeatric nursing experience, or experience in adolescent health
  • Minimum 3yrs post registration
  • Good working knowledge of Child Protection issues. (Training will be provided on appointment if a refresher course is necessary)
  • Ability to work independently without medical back up on site
  • Computer literate. The school typically uses Word and Excel plus SIMS database
  • The Matron / School Nurse will be medically fit and able to cope with a physically demanding site
  • The ability to demonstrate an understanding of school protocols and policies and a full acceptance of the need for compliance
  • Willing to make a full contribution to the life of the School.
  • An exemplary attendance record in his/her present and previous employment
  • The Matron / School Nurse will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, especially with children and essential for liaison with all members of staff across the Whole School

Personal Attributes:

Confident and calm when dealing with a range of accidents and first aid issues; Friendly, sympathetic and supportive personality; Energetic, motivated and enthusiastic


All members of staff must comply with the School’s Safeguarding & Welfare Policy which is posted on the staff intranet.


Hours of Work

Working 27½ hours per week, Monday to Friday, normally during term time only. There is a need to be flexible about hours in order to carry out these duties and responsibilities effectively.

Lunch Period

There is an unpaid lunch break of half an hour. A complimentary lunch is available in the Dining Hall.

The School operates a no smoking policy and smoking is only permitted in a secluded, designated area.