HOP – Hospital & Outreach Programme

Hospital
The hospital element of Lewishams Medical Provision educates a child whilst they are in hospital, as outlined in DfE guidance,Education for children with health needs who cannot attend school 2013. It is based at University Hospital Lewisham (UHL). HOP at UHL is based in The School Room in the Harris Family Suite on the first floor of the Childrens Inpatient Ward in the Green Zone.The HOP School Room looks and feels like a classroom to create an inspiring learning environment.It is open during term time from 9.30am to 2.45pm. If well enough, all school age children are legally required to attend. School age children who do not attend will not be allowed in the playroom during school hours.

The staffing is as follows:

  • Kelly Hallett – Outreach Manager
  • Catherine Murray – Teacher
  • Joan Andrews – Teacher
  • Maureen Ali – Learning Mentor

Outreach
The Outreach element of Lewisham’s Medical Provision educates a child where it is deemed that because of illness, they would not otherwise receive suitable education, as outlined in DfE guidance, Education for children with health needs who cannot attend school 2013. HOP outreach usually takes place in the child’s home and mirrors the hours of the HOP School Room, running during term time from 9.30am to 2.45pm. The aim is to provide a full time equivalent education provision, or as much education as the child’s health condition allows. As with the HOP School Room, if well enough, all school age children are legally required to attend once referred to HOP Outreach.Each child will have a personal education plan to ensure their timetable reflects their needs and ability. The timetable may include an online learning platform, outreach 121 teaching, group sessions, commissioned services from tutors and/or mentors for example, work based learning, and CAMHS intervention.

The staffing is as follows:

  • Kelly Hallett – Outreach Manager
  • Catherine Murray – Teacher
  • Joan Andrews –  Teacher

 

HOP Mission Statement
At HOP, we are dedicated to ensuring pupils have their access to education preserved as much as the students illness allows, whilst they are unable to attend mainstream education due to health needs. This is done through supporting and empowering young people, schools, their families, carers and professional networks.

Whilst we provide access to the National Curriculum, catering for each pupils ability and medical needs, there is a strong focus on reintegration as we firmly believe that mainstream school is the best learning environment for all students, to enable them to reach their potential. We aim to offer collaborative and therapeutic support, engaging mainstream schools, to create a plan to address the students needs, and work towards reintegration as quickly as possible, where appropriate. HOP work closely with mainstream schools, medical staff, Social Care, the education expertise of Lewisham Virtual School and have access to a CAMHS team to ensure a holistic approach.

Equal Opportunities
All children and young people referred to the service, regardless of race, religion, belief (including lack of belief), gender, sex, sexual orientation, country of origin, ethnic or socio-economic background, medical condition, disability, age or school, should have equal access to education at HOP. We value the diversity that all of our pupils bring and endeavour to provide flexibility and differentiation within the curriculum. All policies are regularly reviewed to ensure that this reflected.

HOP Referral Form                                                                
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HOP Referral Process
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 HOP Admissions Policy 
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For any further enquiries regarding HOP, please contact Kelly Hallett, Outreach Manager on 07875 087118 or at kelly.hallett@lewisham.gov.uk