The Hospital classroom, which is situated on the Kingfisher Ward, offers Monday to Friday, term time
teaching sessions between 09:00 and 12:00, and 12:30 and 14:30, in a secure and stimulating
environment. It is staffed by a full time teacher and a teaching assistant. The classroom is
part of the ward routine and is open to all school age children and young people. We offer a
wide range of fun, educational and curriculum based activities, with something to suit
everyone. Young people may also attend on their beds, and some may receive tuition in their
cubicle if they have to be isolated.
The classroom aims to keep communications open between education and medical services,
who work closely together. We aim to introduce some normality into patients' stay, and
support the emotional wellbeing of young people on the ward, whilst offering continuity of
their education. The classroom helps to alleviate anxiety, raise moral, improve the quality of
patients' stay in hospital and assist medical recovery.
The classroom is well resourced with computers, IPad, Wi-Fi access, educational games, and
a wide range of curriculum and art resources.