School Nurse, TW8 0EX

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Kew House SchoolTW8 0EX

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Competitive Salary
Contract term: Permanent

09.00-15.00 Monday-Friday

Term time plus INSET days (max 36 weeks pa)

The Directors of The Gardener Schools Group have established Kew House School in the conviction that there exists an opportunity for a different kind of independent secondary school in London - academically demanding but with a modern approach to selection criteria, the flexibility of the curriculum, the shape of the school day and term and recognition of creativity and talent.

The school opened with 63 students in September 2013 and now has 450 plus. We opened for internal and external sixth form candidates for the first time in September 2016.The school will grow to full capacity over the next 2 or 3 years with circa 600 students 11-18.

The successful candidate will be be RGN Qualified and have experience of working in Schools with an understanding of, Health & Safety and Hygiene Regulations. 

The school operates its own pay scales consistent with national scales and will offer salary commensurate with the nature of this role. 

The school is housed in a modern and newly equipped building, close to rail and road links near Kew Bridge. These include Gunnersbury Underground station (7 minutes) and Kew Bridge British Rail Station (2 minutes). There is also some on-site parking.

The ethos of the new school is that of a family and social hub, giving emotional support and security to all students and employees. Each student receives individual attention both educationally and pastorally. The approach emphasises the partnership with parents; their involvement, with parents often spending time in school, is part of the ethos of Kew House. Our vertical structure for tutor groups add to the family approach.


Responsible to:  Domestic Bursar, SMT and Head Teacher.

Our School Nurse will:

  • provide a professional and caring nursing service for all Kew House School children.
  • maintain the highest possible standards of care and to preserve the dignity and confidence of each child.
  • plan and evaluate patient care until a parent or Medical Practitioner assumes      responsibility for the child’s care.
  • administer the necessary treatments as required for allergies for all cases agreed by the SLT/Head/Parents. 
  • advise and assist with individual cases of children with specific needs as required      including diabetes.
  • participate in the promotion of Health Education and well-being within the School.
  • actively participate in the promotion of good communications throughout the School.
  • work within the guidelines of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • maintain appropriate client documentation and report on these as required to the      SMT and Head, both orally and in writing.
  • prepare all medical reports and medication plans for children taking part on school      events and field trips.
  • ensure cost effective use of departmental resources.
  • understand and ensure correct storage and administration of drugs
  • arrange the purchase of medical supplies following consultation with the Domestic      Bursar and check and record the amount, prices and condition of all supplies and deliveries.
  • ensure the secure custody of medical stock and First Aid equipment, as appropriate, within each of the departments.
  • to support the schools safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • From time to time be required to assist in other duties in support of activities in      school. These duties will not, when considered in total, be to an extent which changes the overall character of your job.

The school is committed to staff development; all staff will be encouraged to attend INSET courses and will be provided with ample professional development opportunities.

To apply, please submit a completed ‘Non-Teaching Staff Application Form’ together with a supporting letter of application and details of two referees. One referee should be from your current or most recent employer. References will be taken prior to interview. You must provide original documents as proof of identity at interview.

Completed applications should be emailed to or posted to Mr Mark Hudson, Headmaster, Kew House School, 6 Capital Interchange Way, London, TW8 0EX. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 08 January 2018.

Suitable applicants will be contacted by email and invited to attend an interview by arrangement.

All appointments are made in accordance with our equal opportunities policy and applicants should let us know of any special needs they may have. Kew House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and questions will be asked at interview to assess suitability of candidate to work with our children. All appointments are subject to satisfactory criminal record (DBS) check. 

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More about Kew House School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 6 Capital Interchange Way, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0EX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8742 2038
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