We typically offer 1 or 2 lessons a day, each lesson lasting up to around an hour. Lesson length is adjusted as necessary to meet the needs of the child from day to day.
What to expect
Access to education is offered on the second day of your child’s admission, as appropriate. Should you feel your child is not well enough for school at that time, you are able to request school at any point during your child’s stay in hospital when you feel they are ready. We liaise closely with home schools/colleges & other agencies in order to plan an educational programme which is appropriate for your child and their current needs.
Within the teaching team at the LRI we have a range of teachers and teaching assistants. All are well qualified, and able to support all ages from reception through to year 11. We are able to set our own work, and support work set by mainstream, schools/colleges. If your child is an inpatient during his / her examinations we can work with your child’s own school to administer the exams.
At the moment all teaching is at the bedside, or in the playrooms, while the hospital finds new classroom accommodation for us. When our new rooms are available, you are welcome to come and visit them!