The School Health Service aims to help children benefit fully from their education by identifying any condition which may affect their ability to learn. It also has an important role in promoting the health and safety of school aged children.
Who is it for?
The School Health Service is available to all children of school age who attend Birmingham Local Authority Schools or live within the Birmingham area.
Who delivers it?
Each local authority school is supported by a named School Health Team. Every School would have the contact details of the School Health Team that supports them.
The team provide a range of services such as:
Reception Screening: Each child is offered Reception Screening, with parental consent which included the child’s weight, height, hearing and vision assessment.
Hearing Tests: Children can be tested at any age if there is a concern.
Health Promotion: The School Nurse works with schools to deliver the Health Education Programme. This aims to inform and support children in achieving a healthy lifestyle.
Immunisations: Within some areas of Birmingham the School Health Service provide an immunisations for Secondary School Children.