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Education support

8. Home Tuition and Hospital Teaching Service

If a child cannot attend school due to health reasons, and their illness or injury results in them being away from school for 15 days or more, the Council is responsible for arranging education if suitable education is not otherwise being arranged.  The following guidance details how Buckinghamshire County Council will arrange this education through the commissioning of a Home Tuition Service and a Hospital Teaching Service at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

All Schools in Buckinghamshire Schools are required to ensure that all children with medical conditions, in terms of both physical and mental health, are properly supported in school so that they can play a full and active role in school life, remain healthy and achieve their academic potential.  If parents/carers have concerns that their child may be absent from school they should discuss this with their child’s school.  The school will then be able to advise on how they will ensure that the child does not fall behind with their studies and may consider a referral to the Home Tuition Services if it is appropriate and there is supporting medical evidence from a Community Paediatrician, Hospital Consultant or CAMHS Consultant.

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Last updated: 11 April 2017

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