For students with significant learning needs you can help support their time in hospital by sending in their pupil profiles, behaviour support plans, communication books/strategies so that both hospital and hospital school staff can continue to implement these interventions and ensure that the students have familiarity in a difficult environment and the opportunity to have their voice heard.
Whole school policy and systems
Make staff aware of the school policy on supporting children with medical needs and how best they can support its implementation.
Arrange staff training on specific medical needs or procedures (community nurses offer a range of training from epi pen to PEG training).
Ensure school policies relating to trips/school social time ensure equal access to all pupils through reasonable adjustment and an inclusive approach.
Review communication systems relating to ensuring that all relevant staff fully understand the needs of the student.
Discuss and implement plans for allowing a student extra time (e.g. late to school due to physio/meds, the time needed for the student to move between classes, extra time to organise themselves/process situations/classwork), ensure information is communicated to all who need to know. Review and update as needed.
Ensure school attendance policies and reward schemes don't exclude children that are absent due to chronic illness.
Discuss and put in place interventions that support catch-up with school work after a hospital admission.