Linda Birchenough and Annie Brown are both qualified First Aiders and are available to attend medical emergencies and to deal with students and staff who become ill or get injured during the school day. In addition to our medical room facilities, several members of staff at Beauchamp also have first aid qualifications and we hold an annual up to date training session for Epipen administration.
Medication in School
Due to Leicestershire County Council regulations, Beauchamp is not allowed to provide any medication whatsoever for students. This includes Paracetamol. The only exception to this rule is the emergency administration of pre-prescribed Epinephrine (Epipen) and Diazepam, which has been provided by, and consented for, by parents. Please contact Medical Staff to discuss such requirements and to request a consent form.
Completely Confidential Student Health Clinic
The Completely Confidential Clinic is open Tuesday and Friday lunchtimes 12.30 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. and Wednesdays after school 3.00 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. Students are able to talk in confidence to a health advisor about a range of topics.
Our counsellors are qualified and experienced in working with young people. Students may self-refer or a teacher or member of staff may make a referral to the counsellor for students who may be experiencing difficulties in their life for a number of reasons. Typical examples may be relationship difficulties, poor self-esteem, bereavement, depression and stress. Students are seen during the college day, in a counselling room based at the college.
Information for Parents
Health and Wellbeing Officer
t: 0116 272 9138
f: 0116 271 5454
The School Nurse Team, who are responsible for students at Beauchamp College, can be contacted as below:
School Nurse: Laura Cowperthwaite
Senior School Nurse: Lindsay Franks
South Wigston Health Centre
80 Blaby Road
t: 0116 2883707