The Home and Hospital Tuition Service works with young people from all key stages who need extra support at a difficult time in their lives and who are unable to access any provision from their mainstream school.
Students are offered five hours per week education at either New Grove (Barrow) or Kendal Tutorial Centre, based on a referral by their mainstream school, supported by advice from CAMHS or other medical professionals.
The curriculum covers Maths, English, Science and Art or Photography. It is intended, as much as possible, to prepare them for a return to school. Students are taught in small groups or 1:1 in a calm, supportive environment.
The students remain on the roll of their mainstream school as the service is intended as a short-term bridge to support reintegration back to school. The initial placement is for a six week period.
Reviews are held approximately half termly; to which parents, school, and other agencies are invited. Academic progress, as well as specific progress against the targets set in each review, is shared at this meeting.
Liaison with other professionals (e.g. Inspira) enables the best outcome for the student to be achieved; whether that be a return to their mainstream school or a transition to alternative provision or post 16 education.