The Health Related Education Team (HRET)

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 either King’s Mill or Bassetlaw 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 pleases contact the team on 01623 799157 or email: hretoffice@fountaindale.notts.sch.uk