Education support for sick children
Where possible, the best support for children with medical needs is school-based.
Schools should take the following actions:
- Your school lead will meet the family to assess medical needs and current medical evidence.
- Consider starting an individual healthcare plan [18.2 KB] [docx] or an additional needs plan which you must review at least once.
- Make reasonable adjustments using the traffic light checklist [20.0 KB] [docx].
If the green and amber measures are not sufficient, consider a referral to Teaching and Learning Provision (TLP).
For an initial informal discussion:
Phone: 01273 336 888
Teaching and Learning Provision (TLP)
We provide education support for children unable to attend school due to medical needs, mental or physical. Our focus is on their return to school.
Criteria for TLP support
To get support pupils must:
- live in East Sussex
- be on roll at a school
- have an active additional needs plan or an individual healthcare plan
- have a consultant-led medical treatment plan or were assessed and are on a waiting list for a treatment plan
- have missed 15 school days recorded as medical (cumulative or consecutive)
What we offer
We offer a range of services:
- Advice to schools to ensure children with medical needs remain in school
- A bespoke plan for each child.
- A termly meeting with family and professionals chaired by the school.
- E-learning for children in KS3 and KS4.
- One-to-one teaching (virtual or in the home) when medical professionals assess a child as too sick to leave the home.
- Time-limited practitioner sessions to aid transition to schools.
- Small group teaching for children in KS3 and KS4.
You can buy time-limited traded e-learning seats for children who do not meet the TLP criteria. Visit the Services 2 Schools webshop to find out more.
Refer to Teaching and Learning Provision
Refer via the Education Front Door
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