Medical Needs Teaching Service

Admission Criteria and Referrals

Referral form for Medical Needs Teaching Service 2016-2017

Admission criteria for the Medical Needs Teaching Service

Leeds Children's Hospital/St. James' University Hospital
  • The child or young person should be of school age.
  • Children and young people admitted to the hospital from both Leeds and outside of the Leeds area will receive education.
  • The child or young person will access education from day 5 of their stay in hospital if it is their first admission.  For long term or recurrent patients they may receive education from day 1 (on the advice of medical professionals).
  • Referrals are made by medical professionals to the education team.

Little Woodhouse Hall
  • The child or young person should be of school age.
  • Children and young people admitted to the hospital from both Leeds and outside of the Leeds area will receive education.
  • Children and young people will access education on the advice of medical professionals as soon as it is deemed appropriate.
  • Referrals are made by medical professionals to the education team.

Queenswood Education Centre
  • The child or young person should be of school age.
  • The child or young person will be resident in the Leeds area.
  • The child or young person will have a medical need that prevents attendance at mainstream school as identified by a medical professional.
  • The child or young person will have been out of school for 15 full school days or more (within the school year) owing to their medical need. The child or young person may receive teaching at Queenswood Education Centre immediately following discharge from hospital.
  • In instances where the medical need is not clearly defined, the case will be considered by the multi-disciplinary referral panel and accepted, if it is agreed that the medical evidence meets the threshold of acceptance.
  • Referrals are usually made by the pupils home school.

Home Teaching
  • The child or young person should be of school age.
  • The child or young person will be resident in the Leeds area.
  • The child or young person will have a medical need that prevents attendance at mainstream school or Queenswood Education Centre as identified by a medical professional.
  • The child or young person will have been out of school for 15 full school days or more (within the school year) owing to their medical need.  The child or young person may receive home teaching immediately following discharge from hospital.
  • In instances where the medical need is not clearly defined, the case will be considered by the multi-disciplinary referral panel and accepted, if it is agreed that the medical evidence meets the threshold of acceptance.
  • Referrals are usually made by the pupils home school.

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