Medical Education Team
The Medical Education Team discharges the duty of the Local Authority in ensuring that arrangements are in place for pupils who are unable to attend school because of their medical needs, to have appropriate and ongoing access to education.
The Team consists of qualified teachers and teaching assistants who are skilled in teaching pupils of statutory school age with a wide range of physical, emotional and psychological health needs.
Recoupment of 80% of the weekly AWPU will apply whilst the pupil is taught by the MET.
We recognise that all pupils are entitled to an education of high quality and are committed to ensuring that the needs of this vulnerable group of learners are met. Our aim is to provide seamless continuation of teaching and learning responsive to individual needs and in support of a successful and timely return as soon as the pupil's health allows.
Consultants, paediatricians, psychiatrists and psychologists refer pupils to MET when a medical condition seriously compromises a pupil’s attendance at school - access is dependent on provision of Consultants letter.
The Medical Team works in close conjunction with the school to assess the pupil’s educational needs and together a plan is agreed to provide support.
The Medical Education Team provides:
Pupils should remain on the roll of their school, which retains overall responsibility for their education whilst they are unable to attend due to medical reasons.
To contact the Medical Education Team:
Phone: 01905 678200