GOING INTO HOSPITAL
How schools can help a student going into hospital
Keep in touch
Keep in contact with the student by email, text or phone to find out how you can support them.
Send work promptly by email or post to the hospital school. Many students become very anxious about falling behind with school work.
Discuss concerns about how their medical condition may affect them when they return to school. This is very important if it is a newly diagnosed condition.
Ask about medication
Ask the student and their family about medication and possible side effects.
Contact hospital school teachers
Contact hospital teaching staff as soon as possible to provide relevant information on a student's curriculum and pastoral needs. Most hospitals have a teaching service and exams centre.