Curriculum provision to 1:1 students is planned individually. Where health professionals are able to give a clear date for a students return to school the provision will be planned with the students on roll school to ensure that students are at the same point as their peers when they return to school, supporting a smooth transition. In all cases Maths and English are prioritised.
Where health professionals are not able to give a clear date for a return to mainstream school, the provision will be planned to enable the student to access BHES classes provision. This is the most likely route students will follow to increase the amount of education they are accessing and to move to classes based education.
Class based Curriculum
Key stage 3 and Key stage 4 Students attending classes are also offered a curriculum that will support their progression back into mainstream provision.
The Key stage 3 curriculum is designed to ensure that students have developed the skills and knowledge they will need to access GCSE programmes of study.
The Key stage 4 curriculum is designed to ensure that students have as broad a range of qualifications as possible so that they can access all post 16 provision available in Bristol and the surrounding area.
In addition the curriculum includes elements that help students to develop their confidence in social situations and their ability to manage complex interactions in busy environments.
Students in Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital and The Riverside unit are usually admitted straight from school and return to school on discharge from hospital. The curriculum BHES provides like the is planned with the students on roll school to ensure that students are at the same point as their peers when they return to school, supporting a smooth transition. In all cases Maths and English are prioritised.
In addition staff work with schools to help to maintain links with students school friends and classmates to prevent social isolation and support the students reintegration into school.
Some students require regular admission into hospital for repeated and ongoing treatment (e.g. Dialysis) for these students a more detailed education plan will be agreed with the students on roll school as treatment often affects specific parts of the students school timetable disproportionately.