Job Description

The School Nurse is part of a wider pastoral and First Aid team whose aim is to promote the physical health and emotional wellbeing of pupils at Forest School. The provision runs from 08.00 – 18.00 during the school day and is a welcoming space offering medical support for pupils and staff.

This support, in conjunction with the wider pastoral team, is designed to meet a wide range of day to day needs, as any medical centre would in the wider world. From meeting the physical needs of some pupils and the administration of first aid, to guiding pupils who might need psychological support, the role is varied but vital in our whole school community.

The Forest School Ethos

Forest is a humane, open-minded school with both feet on the ground, in which the pupils’ all-round personal development is outstanding and academic attainment is high. It is, above all, a happy school which understands the rich inter-relationship between the curricular, the co-curricular and the pastoral. There is boldness in the School’s character, a readiness to be forward-thinking and adaptable, with pride in what we are and excitement for what lies ahead. We value growth, hard work, responsibility community, learning, diversity and wellbeing – values that are as applicable to our pupils as they are to our staff.

About Forest

Forest is a large, vibrant school, with approximately 1500 pupils from 4 to 18. Our traditional House structure means that each pupil is treated as an individual, of whom we have the highest expectations, while our size enables us to offer breadth and depth of opportunity.


Forest is a city school surrounded by Epping Forest, within easy walking distance of Snaresbrook Central line tube station and Wood Street Overground station.

Why work at Forest?

There are many benefits of working at Forest school as staff are our single most important asset. Key benefits include:

  • Generous CPD budget
  • Comprehensive Professional Development Review system
  • Opportunities to contribute to the wider community via our extensive Outreach Programme
  • Free hot lunch (takeaway sandwich lunch also available) and refreshments throughout the day
  • 20% fee remission (pro-rata for part time staff) for children attending Forest which is applicable Y3-Y13
  • Subsidised membership to the Sylvestrian Leisure Centre
  • Membership of the School’s Group Life Assurance scheme and Personal Accident Scheme
  • Contribution towards private medical insurance fees
  • Membership of a pension scheme

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so early applications are encouraged. Forest School reserves the right to make appointments at any stage.

Applications close on 09 October 2023, 08:00am

Interviews will take place Week Beginning 16 October 2023.

Details on Online Profile:

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) asks schools to carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates as part of the process of assessing suitability.

If you are shortlisted for the role, we may carry out an online search based on the information you provide to the school. If we carry out a search, we will also search more widely for any other online information about you.

You (and all other candidates) are therefore required to provide the following information as part of your application:

· the social media platforms on which you have accounts;

· the account names / handles for all of your social media accounts, including any under a nickname or pseudonym;

· any websites you are involved with, in or featured on or named on; and

· any other publicly available online information about you of which the School should be made aware.

You are not required to provide account passwords or to grant the School access to private social media accounts.

If you are not shortlisted for the role, online searches will not be carried out on you.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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