Asthma Friendly Schools (AFS)

• Primary Schools • Secondary Schools • Academy’s • Special Needs Schools • Headteachers • Welfare Officers • SENCO


The Enfield Asthma Friendly Schools (AFS) Initiative is a project that supports schools provide a safe environment for Child and Young People (CYP) with asthma.

This initiative is being delivered by Royal Free London Hospital- Children Community Asthma Nursing Team.

The main aims of this initiative are: 

  • To develop asthma awareness: by empowering Enfield Schools to support CYP and their families to have a better understanding of their asthma care.
  • We are creating a safe asthma friendly environment so that schools can manage CYP with asthma effectively.
  • Identification of all CYP with poor controlled asthma – school teams will refer these children.

The benefits of AFS on our community include:

  • Helping us to identify CYP with poorly controlled asthma – flag high risk asthma patients
  • Allowing early intervention, so we can reduce the number of missed school days or CYP missing out on school activities
  • Reduce the number unscheduled health appointments due to asthma
  • Have a unified approach to asthma care across all Enfield Schools

Aim: For Enfield Schools to meet the 5 standards of the AFS school’s initiative and be awarded accreditation with the support from AFS Nursing Team.

Tamanna Begum

Role: Community Paediatric Asthma Nurse

Enfield Asthma Friendly Schools Initiative


Sammy Ndlovu Dawika

Role: Paediatric Respiratory Specialist Nurse

Lead Nurse for Camden Asthma Friendly Schools Initiative