Medical Needs Teaching Service

Admission Criteria and Referrals

Admission Criteria for the Medical Needs Teaching Service

Leeds Children's Hospital

  • The child or young person should be of statutory school age.
  • Referrals are made by medical professionals to the education team.
  • 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. Long term or recurrent patients may receive education from day 1 (on the advice of medical professionals).

Little Woodhouse Hall

  • The child or young person should be of school age.
  • Referrals are made by medical professionals to the education team.
  • 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.

Queenswood Education Centre and Community Teaching

  • Referrals will be considered from:
  1. the pupil’s home school supported by written medical evidence provided by an appropriate specialist medical professional;
  2. Group 1 (Leeds Children’s Hospital or Little Woodhouse Hall) supported by written medical evidence provided by an appropriate specialist medical professional.
  • 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 been out of school for 15 full school days or more (within the school year) owing to their medical need.
  • Referrals to group 2, in some instances, will be considered by a multi-disciplinary panel who will decide if the referral is suitable.  There is an expectation that schools will have made reasonable adaptations to ensure that the needs of the young person have been met within their setting.  Best practice would include:
  1. having an early help plan/multi-agency support in place;
  2. having had consultations with appropriate professionals including, for example, the Area Inclusion Partnership Lead and Educational Psychologist;
  3. having a designated key worker in school who oversees the referral and will act as the main link with the MNTS if the referral is accepted.
**Please note that the dates for the submission of referrals to Queenswood Education Centre and Community Teaching have now changed.  Referrals should be submitted on the Monday in the week before the panel meeting (i.e. 8 days in advance).**


 

Referral documents for Queenswood Education Centre and Community Teaching

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