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Health Related Education Team

The Health Related Education Team provides short term education for pupils aged 5 – 16 who live in Nottinghamshire and who are temporarily unable to attend school for health related reasons.

Pupils, aged 5 – 16, who are unable to attend school for at least 15 days due to medical reasons or severe anxiety are entitled to our provision. Referral to the team is made by the pupil’s school or by hospital staff and should be supported by a consultant and/ or community paediatrician in the case of physical/ medical situations or by evidence of a graduated response by the school where anxiety is the main cause of school non-attendance. Children of school age who have an extended stay at King’s Mill Hospital and are fit to access education are also offered provision.

Our team of qualified and experienced teachers and teaching assistants work closely with schools to provide a suitable education programme for pupils. Teaching sessions may take place in the home or in a suitable alternative venue. Programmes are reviewed on a 4-6 weekly basis and staff liaise with school, health professionals and other supporting agencies to plan and support a pupil’s return to school.

For referral forms and further information please contact the team 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mel Loyeau (South of the County) and Jill Priddle (North of the County)
01159773481 (office)

Where to go

Health Related Education Team
HRET building, Fountaindale campus,
Nottingham Road
NG18 5BB

The HRET base is located on the Fountaindale school campus 

Other Details




Referral required
Referral Details

There are 2 different referral forms depending on the whether the reason for absence is
physical/medical or anxiety related.
Anxiety related-Schools are responsible for completing the referral which should include a re-inclusion plan.
Physical/medical –Referral may come from the hospital or from school.

In addition
Schools should notify HRET of pupils who are pregnant as soon as possible after confirmation of the pregnancy.

The electronic referral forms along with the criteria/guidance are available to schools on contact with the office and can be returned electronically or by post with supporting documentation.

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Supports children who are unable to attend school for health related reasons, including:

• Children and young people in hospital receiving treatment (King’s Mill hospital)

• Children and young people who are too ill to attend school.(may be a physical/medical  or anxiety-related reason)

In addition

The Health Related Education Team provides access to funding for the education of Pregnant school age learners and school age mothers living in Nottinghamshire. The funding is offered to enable school to provide a suitable individualised education provision for up to 18 weeks.

Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Primary (4-10 years)

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Record Last Updated On: 06/11/2020

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