The hospital teaching service is part of Brighton and Hove City Council’s educational services and is organised from the schoolroom on Level 8 of the Alex. The service is supported by a part-time teacher and a part-time teaching assistant who provide lessons and learning materials from across the national curriculum.
The aim of the teaching service is to provide educational opportunities for children and young people who are hospitalised and unable to attend school in order to:
- Stimulate and maintain an interest in learning
- Provide continuity of education
- Restore the process of learning
- Aid recuperation
Which children receive education in hospital?
The teachers prioritise their time so that children and young people get as much support as possible provided they are well enough to be taught. This can either be at the bedside or in the schoolroom on level 8 of the Alex.
Whilst the children are provided with learning opportunities across the national curriculum at KS1 and KS2, the teaching staff focuses on literacy and numeracy. At higher key stages, the teaching staff will, where appropriate, contact the child’s or young person’s school to discuss options and obtain coursework from across the curriculum to enable learning to continue at the correct level whilst he/she is in hospital.
The hospital teaching service has an excellent range of ICT resources. Furthermore, children and young people can use the schoolroom facilities on level 8 of the Alex to access the internet via the schools internet network.
How to contact us
Correspondence address is:
Hospital Teaching Service
Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital
Telephone contact number is 01273 696955 extension 2560 or 2561.
Hours of service
During school term time – Monday and Wednesday from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 09.00am to 12.00 midday.