Hospital School Ward
The Hospital School:
The Hospital School is based on the Paediatric Ward at West Middlesex University Hospital, Isleworth. It caters for school aged children from Year 1 up to Year 11, who are admitted as patients onto Starlight Ward. The hospital teachers also work with recurrent day patients who are receiving regular treatment on a monthly basis, on the Sunshine Day Unit and liaise closely with the home schools for these patients.
The Hospital school is staffed by three part-time teachers and operates 5 days a week, providing personalised, flexible learning for students, taking into account their medical needs and emotional well-being. Teaching takes place 1:1 at the bedside or in the Hospital Classroom, when appropriate.
The Hospital School aims to provide positive educational opportunities, focusing on literacy and numeracy, as well as a wide range of enrichment activities. Patients are also offered support with work from their home schools. All activities are delivered in a holistic way to enable all students to feel valued, nurtured and respected during their time on the ward.
Home Medical Tuition:
A small team of Home Medical Tutors, provide up to 5 hours home tuition per week, for students resident in Hounslow, who are unable to attend school due to illness, accident or a medical condition. Referrals for Home Medical Tuition, must come via a Hospital Consultant with a clear guide as to how long tuition will be required for. The Home Medical Tutors liaise closely with the student’s home school to ensure continuity of education