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Education for children out of school or in hospital due to medical or mental health needs

If your child is of statutory school age and unable to attend school because of their physical or mental health, we can provide temporary education to help prevent them from slipping behind in their school work.

We can offer teaching sessions at a location near to your home, or if necessary, in your home. We will work closely with your child's school to make sure that they follow the right programmes of study. We will support integration back in to school as soon as possible following advice from a medical professional as this will help prevent any further interruption to their education.

We also provide small group teaching provision for pupils who are pregnant or have recently given birth up until the baby is 12 weeks old.

If a pupil is admitted to hospital we offer teaching in a ward classroom at University Hospital of North Durham (UHND). Bedside teaching is available where necessary.

We aim to:

  • raise your child's aspiration, educational progress and achievement
  • engage them in education and/or prepare them for employment or training
  • improve their emotional wellbeing.

Our Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and our Local Offer information has been developed to allow parents, carers and young people to see more clearly what services are available locally to meet their educational needs and/or disabilities from birth to age 25.

For schools and professionals

We can deliver training and advice on how specific conditions affect pupils' learning when in school.

SEND and Inclusion course directory

The SEND and Inclusion courses page includes details of courses currently available. The courses are mainly for school staff but parents, child care providers, health workers can also book onto these courses if appropriate.

Contact us
Contact SEND and Inclusion Service
03000 267 800
Our address is:
  • Education Development Centre
  • Enterprise Way
  • Spennymoor
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL16 6YP
01740 657 792