Our school has different learning areas for early years, primary and secondary classes. We also provide teaching and school services in the hospital Dialysis Unit and on the wards.
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This area of the school is for pupils between the ages of two and five who are able to leave the wards.
The Early Years Curriculum supports and encourages the growth of foundation skills such as communication and language, physical development and knowledge of the world.
This area of the school is for pupils between the ages of five and eleven who are able to leave the wards.
The Primary Curriculum is based on the National Curriculum. Teachers aim to hear children read every day, write for a purpose, and engage in discussion and drama.
Maths, humanities, computing, music and art also feature each week in the primary classroom. Some pupils bring work from their home schools, which we encourage and support them to complete.
The secondary class provides learning for 11-19 year olds in an inclusive and fun environment.
Students benefit from accessing a personalised and targeted curriculum, taking part in a variety of group interactions and activities, on a one-to-one basis where appropriate.
There are a number of specialist teachers working in secondary covering: maths; english; english literature; science; computer science; art; geography; modern foreign languages; history; physical education (PE); music; food technology and personal and sexual health education (PSHE).
Students can also be supported in their work from their home schools.
Dialysis Unit School provides one-to-one tuition for children and young people who attend dialysis treatment three or more days a week.
The school has an average intake of twelve part-time pupils per week.
Most pupils attend the school for at least one year, some for several years.
All pupils are dual-roll registered, attending their home schools on the weekdays they do not have dialysis treatment.
Pupils attending the Dialysis Unit largely follow the curriculum set by their home schools but also have the opportunity to link into Evelina Hospital School themes and workshops.
The Ward School is a mobile school which provides one-to-one education by the bedside to children and young people too unwell to leave the ward.
Children work on a variety of creative activities, including literacy, numeracy, ICT, music, art, crafts.
Pupils are also be supported to complete work sent by their home school when hospital and school staff feel this is appropriate.
The ward teaching team also visit young people admitted to adult wards in Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospitals when a referral for education is made.
The atrium space at the front of the school is used daily for collective school activities.
It provides the space where our different school groups, carers and external agencies can participate in motivational educational events.
These events in the atrium are overlooked by hospital wards and provide a massive draw to students who have had issues in engaging with education.