Sherbrook Primary School

School Nursing Team

Meet the team:

We are The Special Needs School Nursing Team – Sandra Thompson, Pam Simkin and Elizabeth Kelly and we would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and the service we provide. As Special School Nurses we work alongside your School and the Professionals involved in your Child/Young Person’s care. We collaboratively cover Sherbrook Primary School, Hednesford Valley High School, Cherry Trees Primary School and Wightwick Hall School.

We also have an Outreach Team of School Nurses who provide cover over South Staffordshire Schools. This is on an ad-hoc basis, so from time to time, it may be that they contact yourselves on our behalf to ensure your concerns are addressed in a timely manner. Please be reassured that the Outreach Team feedback to ourselves.

Contact us:

Our Mission “ To support children and young people in their school environment, in order that they can play a full and active role in school life, remain healthy and achieve their potential.”

Year 6 Health Review

Before the end of the summer term we will be sending out Year 6 Health Reviews for completion. This is so we have up to date information on your child before they transition to high school. 
                                                        We may do this over the telephone.

PSHE Sessions

During the summer term we will be working with schools to deliver Personal, Social and Health education and Sex and Relationship work. You will be informed when these sessions will be taking place. These will include:

  • Puberty and body changes
  • Relationships
  • Contraception
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Body checks- how to check breast and testicles for lumps


All children / young people 5 years old and above are entitled to an assessment to be considered for a prescription of continence products.

You can ask the School Nursing Team if you would like an assessment to be completed.

All children / young people already receiving continence products will have a reassessment either 6 or 12 monthly dependent on products prescribed.

This reassessment may highlight that changes are required

If you require a product change in-between the annual assessment or would like to discuss toilet training please contact ourselves. We can also make a referral to our Special School Nurse Team Continence Nurse Sarah Armstrong - 07811487432/
Sarah can support with:

  • Assess Continence Needs
  • Bed Wetting Advice
  • Toilet Training Support
  • Referral to Other Services
  • Transition Support

Helpful information can also be found at:

Children & Young Peoples Autism

Any Child/Young Person that has a diagnosis of Autism living within Staffordshire has open access to support from the Children and Young Peoples Autism Service. The service can provide support for challenging behavior, sensory needs, anxiety and sleep. They also provide a toolbox workshop that we would advise to access that looks at these areas to provide advice/strategies. To book please contact the team via this email:

If you wish to be added to the distribution list for their monthly service updates then please email with the subject line ‘Children and Young People’s Autism Service update’.

 The service can be accessed by:

  • Calling 0300 303 0691 between the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays)
  • Different not Disorder