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A boy who has had a very bad road traffic accident

A boy who has had a very bad road traffic accident

There's a boy in my class who has had a very bad road traffic accident and is unable to come back to school for the rest of the term. Where do we stand in terms of ensuring that he continues with his education? 

If a child or young person is unable to attend school for more that 3 weeks they will be entitled to tuition at home. The home school still has a responsibility to ensure continuity by liaising with the family and tuition service and by providing appropriate work or subject guidance. A referral for tuition can be made by the hospital school or tuition service or the home school; the referral will need to be made to the local education authority. A supporting letter from a hospital consultant is usually required. A good way to find the correct person to contact at the LEA is through the SEN department. Useful information can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-pupils-at-school-with-medical-conditions--3

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How do schools help children with cystic fibrosis and what support do they get?

How do schools help children with cystic fibrosis and what support do they get?

How do schools help children with cystic fibrosis and what support do they get?

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Help for boy diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

Help for boy diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

My grandson who is 11 has just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Unfortunately he is not coping with this very well. He has always had a very bad temper and has been quite uncontrollable at times. Now he has taken to smashing up his room and he is hating school and it's getting more difficult to get him to go, his mother has just managed too. His mother is a single parent and I'm not sure how long her mental health can stay stable. She really needs some help, what can you advise please? If you cannot could you put us in touch with someone that can?

Sorry to hear that your grandson is not coping well with his diagnosis - the specialist nurses for diabetes are a great support for families and schools - as children find it more difficult to deal with a new diagnosis if families feel worried.

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