High quality education tailored for students with medical needs.

To provide students who are absent from school for medical reasons with an appropriate education delivered by fully qualified teachers, and to support the students with the aim of reintegration back to school.

The Trust was commissioned to run the Medical Needs Service on behalf of Central Bedfordshire Council from 1 April 2013.  The team provides teaching and support for children and young people of statutory school age and on the roll of a school, who by reason of illness require suitable alternative arrangements for their education for the period of that illness.

The service provides high quality teaching, mainly in the three core subjects of Maths, Science and English, as a way of supporting reintegration back into school.  In the main, education takes place in a pupil's home environment.  However, where the pupil is able, education takes place in other buildings and may be in small groups.  Pupils remain on the roll of their school, and the Medical Needs teachers work in partnership with the school to ensure continuity and progression for the pupil, taking account of medical advice.  Schools and the Medical Needs team support reintegration of pupils where the medical advice supports their readiness to return to school.

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