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Independent School Nursing

Independent SN Webinars

We are delighted to offer our next webinar for our colleagues working in Independent school nursing:

Ready for return to School

14th September, 13.00

This will cover anaphylaxis, asthma & head injuries (including emergency medication and GRTP)

Presenter: Emma Hammett, founder and CEO of First Aid for Life

This is free of charge for members of SAPHNA or £25

To reserve your place, book here

If you are unable to attend in person then you can select to purchase a recording of the event which will be sent to you afterwards including any transcript.


Webinar: Sexual violence and harrassment in schools

Presenter: Janine Rodderick, Independent Consultant Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse.

Free for SAPHNA members, £25 for non-members. Date TBC.

Previous webinars

Supporting and celebrating nurses working in independent settings with children and young people

Please view the following presentations and notes from our recent webinar ‘Supporting and celebrating nurses working in independent settings with children and young people’. Particular thanks to Kate for sharing her best practice award and for being our first presenter at such events.


Read about one nurse’s journey into independent nursing by clicking here.


Read the RCN’s guide to the role of an independent school nurse by clicking here.



Visit the website for the recent ‘Everyone’s Invited’ movement by clicking here.


  • The NSPCC’s key safeguarding legislation and guidance for schools – click here
  • Government advice on regulating independent schools – click here
  • Wiltshire Safeguarding Board Minimum Expectations for Privately Employed School Nurses – click here
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council Safeguarding policy – click here



Clinical supervision is seen as essential in enabling you to adhere to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s code of best practice. Your employers have a duty to support you in safe delivery of care and in your nursing revalidation process. Read the NMC Code by clicking here.

The Children’s Workforce Development Council describes supervision as:

an accountable process which supports, assures and develops the knowledge skills and values of an individual, group or team.

Clinical supervision has benefits for nurses, nursing, patients and service users, carers and also the organisational culture, reflecting the values and behaviours of the organisation and its staff. It is also linked to good clinical governance. Clinical supervision functions as an emotionally safe space that, in turn, promotes critical reflection and has a positive impact on nurses’ emotional well-being. Clinical supervision provides a strategy to mitigate nurses’ workplace stress and enhance retention.

Clinical supervision can help staff to manage the personal and professional demands created by the nature of their work. It provides an environment in which staff can: explore their own personal and emotional reactions to their work; reflect on and challenge their own practice in a safe and confidential environment as well as receive feedback on their skills; and engage in professional development, identify developmental needs and support revalidation. (RCN 2021)

SAPHNA are experienced and skilled providers of clinical supervision and can design this to best fit your/service need. It is recommended quarterly or more frequently if necessary. Enquire via entitled ‘Clinical Supervision’.


Safeguarding supervision is described by the RCN as:

An essential means of providing professional support and guidance for safeguarding practitioners. The requirement to provide Safeguarding Children/Adults supervision and support is well documented in many serious case review reports and in policy guidance including the Laming Reports (2003 &2009), Munro review (2011), The Intercollegiate Document (2019), Safeguarding Adults: Roles and Competencies for health care staff –Intercollegiate Document (2019) and the Children Act 1989.


The Nursing and Midwifery Council describe the safeguarding of children and young people as:

13: Safeguarding means protecting people from harm including physical, emotional, sexual and financial harm and neglect.

14: Safeguarding children means to:

– protect children from abuse and maltreatment

– prevent harm to children’s health or development

14.3: Ensure children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care.

14.4: Take action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Read the NMC’s safeguarding policy by clicking here. Your employers have a duty to support you in the safe delivery of care and in your nursing revalidation process.

SAPHNA are experienced, skilled and qualified providers of safeguarding supervision and can design this to best fit your/service need. It is recommended quarterly or more frequently should there be a specific need. Enquire via entitled ‘Clinical Supervision’.


The NMC describes revalidation as:

Revalidation is the process that all nurses and midwives in the UK and nursing associates in England need to follow to maintain their registration with the NMC. To help you continually develop and reflect on your practice, we ask you to revalidate every three years. This process encourages you to reflect on the role of the Code in your practice and demonstrate that you are ‘living’ the standards set out within it.

SAPHNA are skilled and experienced in offering revalidation services. Enquire via entitled ‘Revalidation’.


Click here or on the image to download our guide to safe administration of medicines in independent schools.

Click on ‘Download’ to view or download first aid posters.

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