Jennifer Lavelle

Lead Nurse

I am a midwife by training. I worked in midwifery for the last decade spending most of that time at the Royal Surrey hospital in Guildford. I really enjoyed working with families in this capacity and furthered my role to support the degree students in their training and with pastoral support alongside the university. I enjoyed supporting in education so much that I thought I would like to try working within a school and developing further in a new role.

What work experiences led you to the role you are in today?

I have always been interested in education and healthcare. After working with the midwifery degree students in my development and training role within midwifery I decided it was time to take the step across into working within a school and chose the Royal School as I thought it aligned most with my own personal ethos.

What’s the most exciting project you’re working on right now? What makes it so interesting?

Taking up my post as the Lead Nurse at the Royal! I am excited to settle into the role and work with the children and their families.

What do you love most about your job and why?

Everyone has been so warm and welcoming; it is lovely to be part of such a warm environment. It’s lovely to see the children enjoying their schooling every day.

Who inspires you?

My children – watching them grow and develop every day inspires me.

What is a fun fact no one knows about you?

I am an animal person! I have 2 cats and a dog and am always the person who stops to say hello to cats and dogs in the street!

What single item would you take on a deserted island?

A good book.

Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?

I cannot promise they are always a talent, but I love crafting and DIY. I’ve always got a few projects on the go and a cupboard full of crafting items.

What’s your idea of a perfect day?

A lazy morning, followed by a walk along the seaside in the sun, and a chippy dinner as the sunsets with the kids.

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Your #FutureReady Top Tip?

Always be kind, work hard and try new things