Coronavirus team update
The Medical Needs Tuition Service continues to remotely work with children and young people with medical and physical health needs who are not able to attend school.
In line with Government guidance, children who need to shield at home due to ill health in the Covid 19 context should be offered remote learning by their own school.
If you would like to discuss the needs of any individual child who cannot attend school due to physical or mental health needs please call the Medical Needs Tuition Service Coordinator, Juliette Harries, on 07827 282 436.
Who we are...
The Medical Needs Tuition Service is for children with medical needs (including mental health) who are unable to attend school for 15 days consecutively/in a row or cumulatively/when added together in a school year.
- This service is for children or young people aged 4 – 16 who live in Hackney.
- They do not have to go to school in Hackney.
- Home Tuition must be advised by a Consultant level doctor (not usually a GP) for physical health needs, or a CAMHS clinician for students with mental health needs.
Note: This service is not for children and young people where a family choose to educate at home and not in school. These families should already been in touch with the Elective Home Education Service for further advice.
What we do...
Hackney Medical Needs Tuition Service provides one-to-one tuition to pupils in
their home, a local library or sometimes at school while they are unable to attend
school due to their health needs. (In the Covid 19 context learning takes place
This helps pupils with medical needs continue to make progress while they are out of
The Medical Needs Tuition Service works in partnership with:
- CAMHS and health services
- Hackney Children’s Social Care
The service also supports pupils’ reintegration back into school at the end of the period of tuition.
A range of policy documents, guidance and example forms can be found in the download section of this page.
Specialist Teacher for Medical Needs
The Specialist Teacher for Medical Needs is a separate but linked service offering consultation and advice to schools and support to families who have children and young people with medical needs. The services support the inclusion and care of students with medical needs in schools.
Note: This is a 'core service' that schools and parents do not pay for.
Telephone number: 020 8820 7140
Record Last Updated on: 22/09/2020