Special School Nursing


Special school nurses are based within Park Lane School in Macclesfield.
The onsite nurses provide evidence based, holistic care for all pupils following initial assessment/annual review with parents/carers.

  • They provide individualised care planned to ensure all the pupils’ health needs are addressed in school. This may include a wide range of support and interventions depending on the additional needs of each child, from enteral feeding to support nutrition, epilepsy management, continence assessment and stoma care.
  • They monitor pupils’ health e.g. growth
  • They assess pupils should they become unwell in school.
  • All pupils are offered the relevant vaccinations within the childhood immunisation programme.
  • Any prescribed medication is administered by the nurses in accordance with policy.
  • The nurses advise parents, educational colleagues and other professionals regarding the health needs of their pupils.
  • They also provide annual training for staff in order to facilitate wider experiences for the pupils.
  • They provide health promotion
  • The nurses liaise/work collaboratively with many other health professionals, facilitating community paediatric clinics within the school setting.
  • They have a safeguarding role, providing reports, attending meetings and working as part of a multi-agency team in the best interest of pupils.
  • They work with educational staff to plan and support transition to adult services

Service Details

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Service Type:
Health and Wellbeing
Age Range:
3 - 19 years
Age Band:
  • Early Years (Under 5)
  • Children (5-18)
  • Young Adults (14-25)
  • Adults (18+)
No Cost
Accepted referral methods:
  • Self referral
  • Via GP or Health Professional
  • Via School
  • Via Children’s Social Care
Additional Referral Information:
Referral form provided to school, requiring parental consent.
Waiting List:
How is the service provided?:
  • Email
  • Face to face
Eligibility criteria:
At present pupils are required to have a statement of special educational need. From September 2014 pupils will have an Education Health and Care plan.
Additional information for assistance with communication:
Appropriate methods of communication are available within the schools.
Accessibility aids and support available:
  • Fully Wheelchair Accessible
Additional information for assistance with accessibility:
All special schools are adapted to facilitate access.

Opening Times

Days service available:
Opening Times - Monday:
8.30 - 16.30
Opening Times - Tuesday:
8.30 - 16.30
Opening Times - Wednesday:
8.30 - 16.30
Opening Times - Thursday:
8.30 - 16.30
Opening Times - Friday:
8.30 - 16.30
Opening Times - Saturday:
Opening Times - Sunday:
Additional Opening Times:

This page was last updated on 28 February 2018

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This page was last updated on 28 February 2018

Contact Details

Contact Name:
Jane Fox (Special needs school nurse coordinator)
Wharton Primary Health Care Centre, Crook Lane, Winsford, CW7 3GY
01606 544783