Head of School’s Welcome
I am delighted to welcome you to the website of the Nottingham Children’s Hospital School.
We are based at Queen’s Medical Centre and are part of the Home and Hospital Education Learning Centre (HHELC).
This website is intended to reflect something of the unique qualities of our school, our pupils and the staff who work with them.
In addition to, inpatients at the Nottingham Children’s Hospital at the QMC our pupils also include: young people at the Wolfson Centre at the City Hospital and some young people on adult wards at the QMC.
Our sole purpose is to enrich the well-being of children and young people unable to attend school due to ill health, to inspire them to fulfil their aspirations, whilst being sensitive to their medical, health and emotional well being.
Lynda Valentine – Interim Headteacher of HHELC,
Eleanor Tweedie – Head of School at Nottingham Children’s Hospital School
For further information, please contact the school office or phone 01159709753 (from an internal phone, extension 62218). All messages and queries will be dealt with as soon as possible.
The school office is open from 8:45 – 3:30 each day of the Nottingham City School calendar.
Our purpose is to enhance the current and future well-being of children and young people unable to attend school due to ill health.
We do this by providing the highest quality education whilst overcoming barriers to learning posed by their medical conditions.
We are committed to achieving and maintaining the highest standard of excellence in all we do and are ambitious for outcomes for our students, whilst always being guided by sensitivity.
First and foremost, we consistently strive to make the experience of every child or young person in our care a model of quality through: careful planning, appropriate teaching, feedback and support as well as effective liaison with health professionals and schools.
Every day we aim to improve our pupils’ knowledge and understanding, their resilience and ambition, helping each pupil to reach their full potential by providing personalised teaching and learning.
We know that it is essential to maintain a compassionate awareness of the anxiety experienced by families with ill and injured children, and we understand the impact it can have on the emotions and behaviour of the children and families in our care.