Education can be provided for children in hospital if they are well enough to learn.
The child's parents or carers, their teachers and medical staff, should judge whether
the child is well enough to receive any education. The priority at the start of
the hospital stay, and for short illnesses, is on medical treatment and recovery
with some play activity.
If your child is sick and is admitted to hospital, you should contact your child's
school to arrange educational support. Teaching in hospital should normally begin
after the child has been in hospital for more than five working days. If the child
will be absent from school for more than five days, teaching may start when the
child is admitted to hospital.
The child's school is responsible for continuing the child's education. They may
do this by providing work and loaning materials to parents or carers to share with
their child or maintain contact and support in other ways.
At Forth Valley Royal
Hospital, there is a part-time Hospital Teacher and Support for Learning Assistant
who can work with the child to continue their education in consultation with the