School Nursing Team

Throughout the academic year, our School Nursing Team is available on site during the school day. The Lead School Nurse for the Trust, Julia Parsons, is supported by School Nurse Andrea Eid and Healthcare Assistant Joanna Jordan.

Based in the newly purposed Medical Suite, the team provide a friendly and easily accessible health service for all pupils. The core role of the team is to care for pupils who are injured or unwell by holistically assessing their medical needs and providing the appropriate treatment and advice to enable them to return to school life. Alternatively, it may be necessary for the team to organise the collection of a pupil from school or for the referral to further medical care.

Our School Nursing Team understands the dynamic process of interaction between the child in the school community and the family. Therefore, they aim to develop strong communication links with parents to provide health advice, signposting, support with medical needs and to assist with the management of the recovery process.

The Lead School Nurse works in conjunction with the pastoral and core safeguarding teams, committing a collaborative approach to ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of our pupils.

As it is of fundamental importance to the growth and development of a child, the School Nursing Team also assist with the promotion of good health, healthy lifestyles and positive wellbeing.

The Trust works alongside Return 2 Play, a specialist head injury and concussion care service. This doctor-led medical team are on hand to ensure pupils in Year 6 or above receive prompt attention and guidance throughout their recovery period.

The School Nursing Team can be contacted on schoolnurse@leicestergrammar.org.uk

School Nursing Team

As the Lead School Nurse for the Trust, Julia assumes overall responsibility for the health and medical needs of the pupils.  

Julia is a registered nurse and holds a Dip HE Nursing in both child and adult nursing. She has worked as a School Nurse for the Trust since 2008, prior to this, she was the sister in charge of the Children’s A&E Dept at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.


Andrea is the named School Nurse for LGJS and LGSS, therefore rotates her time and attention between the two schools.

Andrea is a registered nurse and holds a Dip HE Nursing (child) and Specialist Community Public Health BSc Hons (Health Visiting) Qualification. Along with her experience of working for the NHS Immunisations Team and overseas, she is ideally placed to carry out her role for the Trust.

As a HealthCare Assistant, Joanna provides first aid duties and assists the School Nurses with administrative support. Alongside this, she works as an Educational Trips Administrator for both the Junior and Senior schools.

Joanna has worked within first aid roles in schools for the past 10 years. Prior to this, she has a background within Investment Banking and a degree in Modern Languages.