Additional support schools provide specialist education for children and young people who have complex, additional needs.
The Pupil Support Nursing team work within the schools providing nursing care and support to the children, young people and their families. In addition, they provide teaching and advice to education staff to support the healthcare needs of the children and young people in school allowing them access to education and the ability to reach their full potential in school and the wider community.
What we help with
The PSN provides support and advice to the children, young people and their families on a range of healthcare matters including sleep hygiene and continence and is a link with other healthcare professionals, including the Immunisation Team, Community Children’s Nurses and Specialist Nurses.
There are 5 additional support schools in Fife:
- Calaiswood School - Dunfermline
- Hyndhead School - Leven
- John Fergus School - Glenrothes
- Kilmaron School - Cupar
- Rosslyn School - Kirkcaldy
Lead nurses & referral
Nurse Manager: Joanne Bruce
Nurse Team Leader: Lisa Fisher
The service originated with one pupil support nurse (PSN) in one additional support school in Fife in the mid 1990s. It has since grown and developed, and we're delighted to currently have a team of 5 Pupil Support Nurses and a Nurse Team Leader providing an onsite nursing service to all additional support schools across Fife as required.