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

The Curriculum

The Curriculum
Children and young people access suitable and flexible education appropriate for their needs. The service aims to maintain and progress the young person’s learning by addressing their needs through their personalised education plan (PEP), in liaison with the child or young person and their own school. We seek to provide a broad and balanced curriculum: however due to the nature of the settings it is necessary to be flexible in terms of balance within the curriculum.  Children and young people supported by the MNTS may study for a range of tests and examinations according to their educational needs and in co-operation with their own school e.g. SATs, Key Stage assessments, GCSE’s etc. It is the statutory responsibility of the school at which the child or young person is on roll to ensure schemes of work are provided for the MNTS and to make external examination entries. Transfer arrangements may be made to allow the child or young person to take their examinations in hospital, at home or at the Grafton Learning Centre. This is the responsibility of the examination officer in the child or young person’s home school to arrange.

The Enriched Curriculum
The curriculum is enriched and extended, for example by bringing professional musicians and artists into the classrooms and wards. We have links in the community with the Leeds College of Music, Leeds College of Art and Artforms who provide workshops and help to organise visits to their premises. After the public examinations, Year 11 students at the Grafton Learning Centre have the opportunity to take part in enrichment activities. This may include puppet making, script writing, music, photography and creative work. We have a small team of learning mentors who support children and young people all year round including during the school holidays. They provide opportunities and enrichment activities in collaboration with the health professionals. Activities have included a film making project, photography and music workshops.

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Enrichment week at Grafton Learning Centre

Enrichment week at Grafton Learning Centre

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Leeds Children's Hospital Get Me Better Workshops

Leeds Children's Hospital Get Me Better Workshops

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Little Woodhouse Hall Student Booklet

Little Woodhouse Hall Student Booklet

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