Free Training for Oxfordshire Schools
The Oxfordshire Hospital School is pleased to announce the latest additions to our Medical Needs in Schools training site.
We have now added the following courses:
Acquired Brain Injury – including resources from the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum, the National ABI Education and Learning Syndicate (N-ABLES), SEND Gateway and the Children’s Trust
Bowel and Bladder Conditions – including a presentation by psychologist Emma Johnson and resource from ERIC, the children’s bowel and bladder charity
Epilepsy – including resources from the Young Epilepsy charity
Heart Disease – including resources from the charity Little Hearts Matter
Supporting a Return to School – a training course created by the Oxfordshire Educational Psychology Service
Visual Impairment – a training course compiled by Principal Clinical Psychologist Dr Ian Mcubbin
These are all in addition to the courses launched in November, including a Basic Introduction, Anxiety, Asthma, Cancer and Persistent Physical Symptoms.
The core aim of the Medical Needs In Schools project is to provide training and support for schools across Oxfordshire in managing medical needs within the education environment, in compliance with statutory and best practice guidance. It is hoped that this training will provide a lasting impact on partner schools through helping them to build capacity and develop their pathways, ideas and communication around children with medical needs. Fundamentally, we are hoping to bridge the gap between health and education.
“This project is unique nationally and internationally.”
“The Medical Needs In Schools project has brought fresh, practical ideas to schools and has provided links to expert advice from colleagues within the NHS to support the management of individual pupils and develop and improve school cultures around the inclusion of vulnerable pupils.”
“The project assisted with getting everyone, including parents, together for multi-disciplinary meetings. This enabled everyone to voice concerns around the child’s health and listen to the ideas around how to meet his needs in school.”
“Their corporate advice and the care and attention of individual colleagues at the OHS have been invaluable in supporting me, the school and most importantly students and their families. The outreach workers have worked tirelessly to ensure poorly students in need of long-term care do not lose touch with their education. The OHS is innovative in its approaches.”
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