Medical Centre

The school has a full time Nurse who delivers a professional and caring health service for all pupils.

The Nurse is available five days a week from 8:30am until 4:30pm. After these hours teaching staff with first aid training are available if required. Pupils are offered first aid treatment plus immediate care and advice for illness, together with guidance on the management of existing conditions. All of this takes place in close communication with parents and teaching staff. The work of the nurses across the Foundation is underpinned by robust policies and procedures.

The Belmont School Nurse is always willing to discuss a child’s health and can be contacted on 0208 906 7280 nurse@belmontschool.com

Belmont Counselling Provision – The Belmont School Counsellors work on Monday morning and all day on a Wednesday afternoon. The School Counsellors are trained at the Tavistock Clinic and maintain strong links with both their Child and Family Department and their Adolescent Department. As professionals in their fields both counsellors provide an additional layer of pastoral care to further support those children/ families who, for various reasons, require guidance or professional counselling. Recommendation for counselling must come after consultation with Form Tutors, Head of Lower School/ Head of Year and the Senior Deputy Head (Pastoral). Initial appointments often involve the parents of the child to help establish the issue and provide the counsellor with further information. Appointments are confidential and take place discretely during the school day and at varied times to avoid an impact on academic lessons. Children in year 7 and 8 can drop in to see the counsellor but after the initial meeting Mr Symes (Senior Deputy Head) is informed. When counselling provision is full the school counsellors will do their best to recommend alternative provision. The school also operates a waiting list.

To request further information on counselling provision parents should contact the Senior Deputy Head psymes@belmontschool.com

The Policy to Safeguard and Promote Welfare of Children who are pupils at the school October 2017