It’s the end of the academic year 

18 Jul 2022

It’s always a strange feeling – the end of the school year in a hospital school – because, whilst school closes for the summer break, …


Why we need to rethink our approach to school refusal.

4 Jul 2022

It probably comes as no surprise that our students are often in a state of school refusal when they are admitted into our hospital. Some …


Dear MJ…

27 Jun 2022

Dear MJ, 

We’ve had endless conversations about you writing your story down and finding a way to share it. I also told you about this blog …


So, how do you approach Careers Provision in a Hospital School?

20 Jun 2022

When I first started thinking about careers and our pupils, I couldn’t understand how a programme could be developed for them in a meaningful way. …


A Spring Term to Remember

13 Jun 2022

Zoe Ramshaw, Head of site – Friary Hall (Orange Tree School) – writes about a new addition to the school and the Platinum Jubilee …


Hospital Schools need qualified teachers too!

13 Jun 2022

It was 12 years ago now I took the decision to leave my post as an English teacher in a mainstream school and move into …


Taking Exams in a Hospital School

6 Jun 2022

We are in the midst of exams at Ellern Mede School and as would be in any school in the country, it’s a daunting time. …


Education wins over Covid-19 as Summer begins

20 Apr 2020

20 April and the Summer Term at Ellern Mede Schools is on schedule as usual. It is ON LINE AND with the personalised support of …


It’s AV-Zoom let’s go learn

27 Mar 2020

It’s more zoom than gloom for Ellern Mede Schools as even students who have gone on home leave during the COVID-19 outbreak continue to receive …


School’s out? It’s fun.

21 Feb 2020

EM Group’s ‘Blue Peter’ crew made sure that February 2020 school half term didn’t mean being stuck in hospital with nothing to do. The school …


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