Medical Needs Teaching Service

LWH Learning Spaces

Little Woodhouse Hall is situated in the centre of Leeds, near the Leeds General Infirmary. The building houses two services, both part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), which are part of Leeds Community Health Care NHS Trust.

Education in the tier 4 CAMHS in-patient unit at Little Woodhouse Hall is of a consistently high quality. The curriculum is delivered by Specialist English, Maths and Science teachers. Support with additional subjects is provided, and public exams routinely taken. Under a Service Level Agreement with Leeds Local Authority (LA) the service has annual LA Quality Audits and has been consistently graded Outstanding in Teaching and Learning. The last 2 Ofsted Inspections (2009 and 2012) graded the service ‘Outstanding’.

The schoolroom is open 8.50-3.00 daily, Monday – Friday: each young person has their own individual timetable suited to their medical need. Weekly enrichment opportunities are provided by professionals in the form of Yoga, Music and Art.

Case Managers and Teachers liaise with students’ mainstream schools: requesting curriculum information; attendance ; current and target grades. The service represents In-patient Education in the Multidisciplinary team and regularly attends and contributes to the Annual national QNIC Teachers’ Day (London).

In-house, Specialist teachers attend CPA meetings where education and EHCP provision is reviewed, and bespoke transitional support is developed to facilitate young people integrating back into their mainstream school, new school or alternative provision.

The service also supports students who are NEET, securing college placements, and supporting Year 11 students with post 16 applications.

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