Devon Hospitals Short Stay School


Welcome to our School

The Devon Hospitals' Short Stay School provides education for children in hospital in Devon.  

We teach on two sites:

  • Bramble Unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter
  • Caroline Thorpe Ward at the North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple

We also have our Home Tuition and Outreach Service offering continuity of education for young people who are unable to attend school. Our aim is to support children as they get better, helping them build confidence to return to their own school.

This is based at the West Exe Children's Centre and we also work in homes and remotely.

Laura Webb. headteacher
Laura Webb. headteacher


Job Vacancy - Part Time Teaching Assistant

Would you like to make a difference at a school with a difference?

We are looking to appoint an experienced Teaching Assistant to join our talented team and work with our amazing young people at our two Exeter sites from 1st September 2024.

This is an exciting opportunity for talented support staff from any phase to develop their role in a truly unique setting.   

You can download all the information and an application form here:

 TA advert - 2024.docxDownload
 TA Job Description - 2024.docxDownload
 TA Person specification - 2024.docxDownload
 Application Form - Support staff 2024.docxDownload
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If you would like to arrange a visit before applying please email:

Closing Date: Wednesday 26th June 2024, 3.00pm

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