Meet the Team

The Health and Wellbeing Centre is staffed by 1 Lead Nurse, 2 additional Qualified Nurses, an Assistant Practitioner and a pool of regular bank nurses. The staff take a student centric approach, supporting emotional and physical health needs; nurses work on a rotational basis and cover a 24 hour period including weekends and on call. The centre boasts from a wide skill set having nurses previously working in acute and primary care settings, which gives reassurance your child is in safe hands.


 

Tom

Lead Nurse (RNA SCPHN SN)

Tom joined Royal Russell School in March 2019. He was keen to join an environment which supports student’s health needs both emotionally and physically.

Prior to joining Royal Russel School, Tom worked for the NHS for 7 years in various primary and secondary care roles. Most recently he worked at Chelsea and Westminster as a Diabetes Specialist Nurse but also has experience in Practice nursing, School Nursing and working for North West London CCG developing and enhancing education for primary care staff.

Tom holds a specialist qualification within School Nursing and recognises the importance of delivering high quality care adopting a student centric approach.

Katie

Sister Katie Link Asthma Nurse

Katie trained at St Thomas’s Hospital and after 2 years as a Staff Nurse joined the Army. Katie was able to travel all around the world working in various Hospitals and experiencing different cultures and nursing individuals from all walks of life. Katie then got posted to Plymouth as a Training Officer for the Reservists, this is where she learnt many new skills. 

Katie then took a break from nursing to bring up her daughter and son and once she felt they were old enough she embarked on a nursing course. Since then she has worked in a variety of primary care settings before settling at Royal Russell for nearly 5 years where every day she learns something new. 

Lucy

Sister Lucy Link Allergy Nurse

Lucy qualified as a midwife in 2013 and spent a few years delivering babies before she went on to work as a Health Visitor in Oxfordshire. Since moving to London in 2018, Lucy has worked as a School Nurse within the Royal Russell team. She has a particular interest in adolescence, puberty and sexual health. 

Lucy is the lead nurse for Allergies; she liaises with parents and staff to ensure the School can support individuals confidently and safely. Lucy says, “I think we have a great team of nurses and support staff at the Medical Centre. We hope to provide a friendly and approachable service for pupils and parents.”

Kirsty

Assistant Practitioner Link Emotional Wellbeing 

Kirsty started her career in the NHS 5 years ago as a Healthcare Assistant. She then went on to train as an Assistant Practitioner at the University of Leeds and qualified in 2018. During this time she gained experience working in oncology, coronary care, plastic surgery and major trauma.

Kirsty’s main area of interest is mental health and she has recently qualified as a Youth Mental Health First Aider. She strongly believes that for children to enjoy and excel at School, their mental health and wellbeing must be nurtured. Kirsty hopes that by caring for the mental and physical health of Royal Russell students, she will play a part in their journey to becoming happy, healthy and resilient young adults.