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Outreach Service - Information for Schools

The Outreach service is a part of the Children’s Hospital School, delivering education to students who are too poorly to attend their own school. The length of a student’s time receiving home tuition is dependent on their individual needs. Teachers will always aim to tailor the curriculum to meet the needs of individual students to ensure they make educational progress.

We aim to liaise with schools as often as possible, whom we contact with parental permission. We require schools to send us work for students to complete, supported by teachers, to allow them to follow their own school’s curriculum wherever possible. In addition, in order for us to offer the best support necessary, we benefit from you sharing attainment and achievement data and information regarding forthcoming exams or controlled assessments soon as possible. This, in turn, makes returning to school a little easier after a period of sustained absence.

Students are also allocated a tutor, who will conduct most of the liaison with the student’s own school. Homework is set if the young person is considered well enough to cope with it.

For some students, education may present a huge barrier; in cases like this we may start with alternative curriculum work, but we aim to move on to academic work as soon as possible and for this reason we appreciate the schools/colleges setting and sending work as soon as they can. We are also able to offer short, certificated courses, via Learn Direct, for example.

Towards the end of a young person’s stay on home tuition we will discuss reintegration with all concerned, and a phased return is often recommended.

We are delighted with the feedback from our most recent Ofsted inspection:

'The curriculum is wide-ranging and interesting for pupils. It is tailored to the needs of individual pupils and takes into account their physical and emotional well-being. Teachers keep close contact with pupils’ mainstream schools. They make every endeavour to follow the curriculum and coursework that pupils were already engaged in before they joined The Children’s Hospital School.'

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Children's Hospital School University Hospitals of Leicester - NHS Trust Leicester Royal Infirmary - Leicester LE1 5WW
Tel: 0116 258 5330 Fax: 0116 229 8142