School Nursing Team

Throughout the academic year, a member of the School Nursing Team is available during the school day. Our School Nurse, Andrea Eid, is supported by Healthcare Assistant Catharine Russell, the Lead School Nurse for the Trust, Julia Parsons, and numerous qualified first aiders.

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.

Our school nurse works closely with teaching staff and the core pastoral and 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

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


Catharine is the newest member of the School Nursing Team, joining the Trust in February 2024. In her role as Healthcare Assistant, she performs first aid duties and administrative tasks for the School Nursing Team.  As Catharine is predominantly based at LGSS, she is a familiar and friendly face to all the pupils at the school.

Catharine is a qualified NNEB nursery nurse and has worked within childcare for over 30 years, more recently as a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant within special education and mainstream schools.