EDUCATION IN HOSPITAL
BRI AND AIREDALE
We are a team of fully qualified professionals who provide educational support to school aged children who are in hospital.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR CHILD IS ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL
The TRACKS – Education in Hospital teams will, in consultation with schools and parents or carers:
- make sure your child receives regular teaching either at the bedside or in a designated classroom
- liaise with your child’s school in all educational matters
- ensure that work follows schemes of work and individual planning from your child’s school where appropriate
- prepare an individual education plan (IEP) for long-term pupils which is informed by information from school and relevant assessments
- send a report to your child’s school following discharge after a longer spell of hospitalisation (usually two weeks or more of regular teaching or more than 10 teaching sessions during an admission period)
- provide advice, assistance and support in reintegrating your child back into his/her regular school
- represent your child’s educational welfare in any issues or situations arising from his/her period of illness or hospitalisation
WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU
HOW WE SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR CHILD
If this is your child’s first stay with us we will aim to visit you on the first day of his/her admission to discuss and formulate an appropriate educational plan for them.
When it is judged appropriate for regular teaching to begin we will aim to offer your child at least one teaching session per day. Depending on your circumstances more sessions may be offered and lengths of sessions may vary.
RETURNING TO SCHOOL
When your child is ready to be discharged we will talk to clinical staff to find out when he/she is likely to return to school. Some children return to school straight away while others require more time before going back.
If your child will continue to be absent from his/her usual school for more than three weeks it is usual to arrange home tuition. If your child is resident in Bradford, your child’s school will arrange this.
All completed work will be collated and either passed to you on discharge to take to school, or posted directly to school as appropriate. If your child has received a substantial amount of teaching or has had a long term stay in hospital, we will send a report and assessment levels to his/her school.
SET CURRICULUM FOR EDUCATION IN HOSPITAL
English, Maths and Science for Key Stages 1 to 4 (unless schools specify differently)