The Outreach team (Outpatients)

Whilst your child is with GHES we provide quality education in a high challenge, low stress environment, that not only prepares them to achieve well in the next stage of their education, but also to develop them socially and emotionally, equipping them with skills for life.

When your child joins GHES, we start by collecting information from the family, medical professionals and the main school to put together a personalised education package. The learning journey will be unique and tailored specifically to your child’s age, aptitude, interests and health needs. We constantly review and revise our provision according to your child’s changing condition and in discussion with the medical professional, who guide and informs us when your child is well enough to return to school.

Link tutor

Your child will be assigned a link tutor when they join us, who will be his/her key point of contact whilst with GHES. The link tutor will meet regularly with your child, supporting his/her emotional wellbeing; liaising with staff and other professionals; and planning and preparing your child for the transition back to school .

Learning with GHES

Our specialist teaching team offers a blended approach  of face to face and online lessons, in groups or one-to-one, depending on your child’s age, needs and ability to access.

  • Face to face: in our classroom in Cheltenham,  in ‘hubs’ across the county, or at home
  • Live online lessons: in small groups or 1:1, we teach a range of subjects
  • External provider: Academy 21 provides live and recorded lessons to supplement our offer
  • Classroom at County Offices, Cheltenham: PSHE/Wellbeing, art and careers all take place in our classroom, as well as other academic subjects

Curriculum

Our PSHE/Wellbeing curriculum is prioritised alongside English, maths and science, although we can also offer some non-core subjects, careers advice and online/ e-safety. We teach the National Curriculum from Early Years Foundation Stage, through primary and up to the end of secondary school. We prepare our KS4 students for GCSE and Functional Skills examinations, so that they leave us with qualifications necessary for the next stage in their lives.

Reintegration / transition

It is our belief that it is in the best interests of our students to be in school learning amongst their peers and having access to the curricular and extra-curricular opportunities on offer. GHES is a short stay service, whose core aim is to educate your child whilst ill-health prevents them from attending school, but preparing and supporting for their return to school, or post 16 setting, when they are medically fit. When your child moves on from GHES, there will be an individualised plan in place to ensure a smooth transition between us and the next setting.

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