Medical Needs Teaching Service

"The quality of teaching, including in the Home and Hospital Teaching Service (now called the Medical Needs Teaching Service), is outstanding so students make excellent progress". - Ofsted 2012

Grafton Learning Centre

Grafton Learning Centre is a teaching base for children and young people who can not access mainstream school because of a medical or mental health need.

Schools
Schools make a referral and provide accompanying supporting evidence or documentation. Some referrals are presented to a multi agency panel, which meets monthly in order to decide if the Medical Needs Teaching Service can best meet the educational needs of the child or young person. The Grafton Learning Centre staff team comprises of trained educational specialists, including subject specific teachers and specialist support staff.  Pupils will either be taught at home or in the Grafton Learning Centre depending on their health or other needs. In the centre they may be taught on a one to one basis or as part of a small group. Teaching is based on a Personalised Educational Plan (PEP) drawn up in liaison with the pupil’s own school, parents / carers and other professionals at an initial planning meeting and wherever possible they will be taught in a group to enable them to benefit from structure and socialisation within a peer group in a nurturing environment.

Parents & Carers
Parents / carers have a key responsibility in ensuring that school are informed if their child is expected to be absent from school for more that 15 school days owing to ill health or other medical needs. A parent / carer should inform school of the expected absence and ensure that appropriate medical advice is available, so that a request / referral to the Medical Needs Teaching Service can be made by the school.

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