Meet the Team
We are delighted with the feedback from our recent (2017) Ofsted inspection:
'Pupils receive personalised learning and support that ensure they make excellent progress towards their individual targets.'
'The strong multi-agency support they receive helps pupils to become confident learners who believe in themselves, despite their anxieties and health difficulties. Pupils benefit from access to a wide range of professionals, within a multidisciplinary team, to support their learning, social, mental health and specific health needs.'
Ofsted Inspection report:
The Children’s Hospital School, June 2017
Ward 3, Whitwick Ward
‘I managed to create things I never dreamed I would achieve’ - Student
‘Excellent communication and understanding approach - I feel sure it was the key to her recovery'- Parent/Carer
‘You have been amazing throughout my stay. Thank you for your help and support. You will be my beacon of hope’ - Student
‘Communication was excellent we were supported well a pleasure working with you’ - School
‘Always exchanging information and keeping contact going’ - Student
Our timetable works alongside the therapeutic part of the Programme. To make sure it meets the needs of the unit the programme is regularly reviewed.
Currently we offer 15 hours of contact time with our students.
What to expect
Access to education is offered immediately on admission as appropriate. We liaise closely with home schools/colleges & other agencies.
In our well-resourced class there are always at least two education staff in class at any one time.
We are able to set our own work, and support work set by mainstream, schools/colleges. With parental permission, we liaise with schools/colleges. We look at educational issues leading up to admission and at the point of discharge.
The education team work closely with the clinicians at Ward 3. So we can support the work they are doing & add to their assessments.
As we move towards discharge we have our eye on re-integration and aim to make sure that all aware of the plans in place.
What we hope from Parents/Carers
- We need written permission from parents/ carers to be able to liaise with education services
- Schools/Colleges should be informed of admission by parents/carers.
- We would appreciate it if any coursework collected was handed straight to us - we can then keep an eye on what needs to be/has been done.
What to expect from us
- We will liaise regularly & as soon as possible on admission with Schools/Colleges.
- Weekly updates on progress is available through ward rounds.
If you were to find that you are unhappy with some aspect of the School and your complaint cannot be dealt with by the Base Leader, complaints should be addressed to the Head Teacher in the first instance. For the full complaints procedure and copies of any other school policies please see the schools web site for further information.