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

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Enrichment week at Grafton Learning CentreEnrichment week at Grafton Learning Centre27 Jul 2017These four images were taken by two Year 10 pupils at Grafton Learning Centre with a keen interest in photography and a real talent! These images...
Teaching at The Leeds Children's Hospital

Teaching staff and Learning Mentors at Leeds Children’s Hospital work very hard to ensure children in hospital continue their education by making lessons relevant, engaging and fun. They teach at the bedside and in the Learning Zone. Teachers deliver one to one lessons or group sessions in the core subjects in the Learning Zone. Students can also take part in cooking lessons, arts and crafts and keep up to date with technology. Teaching staff also get involved with hospital run awareness events like Wig Wednesday and Hand Hygiene. Music Mike comes in to the hospital on Wednesdays to play Ukuleles with students – this is always fun. Maybe we will uncover a hidden talent! Members of staff from the Leeds Discovery Centre also come in and show artefacts and old objects to students and explain what they are. Displays in the Learning Zone are always colourful and informative thanks to our artistic volunteers and staff. Summer activities also take place in the first two weeks of August. There is always a theme. 2016 was Olympics and The Rain forest. This year will include Pirates and 'under the sea'.

Leeds Children's Hospital Get Me Better WorkshopsLeeds Children's Hospital Get Me Better Workshops05 Jul 2017Julian Hartley, Chief Executive of Leeds General Infirmary was pleased to hand out certificates to a group of children from Broomfield School. The...
Little Woodhouse Hall visit to Leeds College of ArtLittle Woodhouse Hall visit to Leeds College of Art15 Jun 2017Rachel South the Art student who has been working with the LWH on a Monday afternoon invited us to attend the final day of the Final Show at Leeds...
Little Woodhouse Hall visit to Thackray Medical MuseumLittle Woodhouse Hall visit to Thackray Medical Museum20 Jun 2017Monday 12th June 2017 - There was a LWH trip to Thackray Medical Museum. One of the young people is currently studying Medicine through time as...
Little Woodhouse Hall Student BookletLittle Woodhouse Hall Student Booklet20 Jun 2017This term the young people at LWH have been producing a welcome booklet for future inpatients. They felt that there is a lack of information about...
Afternoon Tea in The Learning Zone - Leeds Children's HospitalAfternoon Tea in The Learning Zone - Leeds Children's Hospital16 Dec 2016The Medical Needs Teaching Service based at The Learning Zone on B Floor of Clarendon Wing, Leeds Children's Hospital held an Afternoon Tea event...
1st Leeds Hospital Guides & Scouts unit at Leeds Children's Hospital1st Leeds Hospital Guides & Scouts unit at Leeds Children's Hospital16 Dec 2016Yesterday we had a fabulous event to mark the launch of the 1st Leeds Hospital Guides & Scouts unit. Members of the guiding and scouting...
Dr Bob Phillips writes about Learning Mentors and Teachers Day at Leeds Childrens HospitalDr Bob Phillips writes about Learning Mentors and Teachers Day at Leeds Childrens Hospital12 Dec 2016Contact’s medical advisor, Dr Bob Phillips writes about Learning Mentors and Teachers Day at Leeds Children’s Hospital… School...
Leeds Children's Hospital to host Guide and Scout unitLeeds Children's Hospital to host Guide and Scout unit11 Nov 2016The Guides and Scouts are coming to Leeds Children's Hospital, with final preparations underway for the launch of a group aimed at young...
Get me better workshopsGet me better workshops03 Nov 2016Get me better workshops at Leeds Children’s Hospital Stevie Foster has been working closely with our NHS colleagues to improve the experiences...
Autumn CraftsAutumn Crafts31 Oct 2016Made from sticky back plastic and coloured tissue paper, pupils at Leeds Children’s Hospital created Autumn sun catchers to brighten up the...
Countess of Wessex opens The Place 2 Be at Leeds Children's HospitalCountess of Wessex opens The Place 2 Be at Leeds Children's Hospital12 Oct 2016 The Royal Patron of the Leeds Children’s Hospital, HRH The Countess of Wessex, met members of the hospital’s Youth Forum and officially...
Leeds Children's Hospital Summer activities weeks - Week 2Leeds Children's Hospital Summer activities weeks - Week 216 Sep 2016Monday 8th August: Today was our Animation workshop and one of our students produced an amazing animation of life in the jungle and how perilous it...
Leeds Children's Hospital Summer activities weeks - Week 1Leeds Children's Hospital Summer activities weeks - Week 116 Sep 2016Leeds Children’s Hospital Summer activities weeks 1st August – 12th August 2016   Week 1:   Monday 1st August: Today...
Postcard Competition winner at Grafton Learning CentrePostcard Competition winner at Grafton Learning Centre15 Mar 2016In January 2016 Tim Boardman, in conjunction with Leeds City College, encouraged students to get creative on postcards.  Naomi won High...
Budding film makers at Grafton Learning CentreBudding film makers at Grafton Learning Centre04 Mar 2016A film called ‘Tim and Tom Play Jenga’ made by Grafton Learning Centre students has been shortlisted in the Key Stage 3 & 4 category...
EMI Music Sound Foundation donationEMI Music Sound Foundation donation01 Dec 2015Big Hoo Ha attend Grafton and deliver music sessions to our students as well as help out in the enrichment week and at the end of term,...
The Big Draw 2015The Big Draw 201510 Nov 2015 Took place at Grafton Learning Centre on 22nd October 2015 ‘Visual literacy is the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning...
Working in partnership with Leeds College of ArtWorking in partnership with Leeds College of Art21 Oct 2015Working in partnership with Leeds College of Art. "Working in partnership with The Grafton Learning Centre provides opportunities for young...
Artwork on loan at Grafton Learning CentreArtwork on loan at Grafton Learning Centre06 Oct 2015 There are currently 10 pieces of artwork on show at The Grafton Learning Centre loaned from Leeds City Councils Artemis Collection:  Leeds...
Readwell comes to the Leeds Children's HospitalReadwell comes to the Leeds Children's Hospital15 Sep 2015Owl men, tame dragons and the Gruffalo are just some of the characters that inpatients in Leeds Children’s Hospital are getting to know better...
The Big Draw 2014The Big Draw 201411 Nov 2014Pupils at Grafton Learning Centre recently took part in the 2014 ‘Big Draw’, with this year’s theme being a celebration of our...

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Enrichment week at Grafton Learning Centre

Enrichment week at Grafton Learning Centre

These four images were taken by two Year 10 pupils at Grafton Learning Centre with a keen interest in photography and a real talent! These images...

Leeds Children's Hospital Get Me Better Workshops

Leeds Children's Hospital Get Me Better Workshops

Julian Hartley, Chief Executive of Leeds General Infirmary was pleased to hand out certificates to a group of children from Broomfield School. The...

Little Woodhouse Hall Student Booklet

Little Woodhouse Hall Student Booklet

This term the young people at LWH have been producing a welcome booklet for future inpatients. They felt that there is a lack of information about...

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