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

Our mission statement is:

  • Devon Hospitals Short Stay School aims to ensure that young people have their right to education preserved whilst they are unable to attend their home school for medical reasons.  DHSSS is committed to providing a personalised education that meets social, emotional and physical aspects of the young person’s needs within a safe, positive and nurturing educational environment.  It aims to:

    • keep the young person in contact with the familiar world of school,
    • provide an enriching and stimulating curriculum
    • promote social integration wherever possible
    • help pupils to keep up with schoolwork and make the best possible progress
    • support pupils in their return to their home school.

     

     Safeguarding is a high priority at our school. As employers we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and, in that regard, have appropriate policies and procedures. in place.

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If you would like to find out more about our school or discuss any aspect of our provision, please contact the Head teacher, Julia Allen at the Exeter site. (01392 402675)

Paper copies of any information on our website can be provided should you require it in this format. Please contact the Head teacher, Julia Allen or our administrator, Karen Squires, for details. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2020 and the start of a new decade! We wish you all well! 

Keep checking our website for updated news and events. 

PAFTAS 2020

Congratulations to all the Medical team, School room, Play team, and Sodexo on Caroline Thorpe Ward for winning 'Team of the Year' at this years PAFTAS! 

Latest News

  • THANK-YOU
    Thank you to everyone who supported a fundraising event at The Bridge Inn Topsham on Christmas day and raised £690 for the Hospital School.
  • SEND Short Breaks - your input is welcome.
    Short Breaks Co-design - see https://www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/shortbreakscodesign for more information.
  • The Robots have landed
    We have been lucky enough to receive funding for 3 robots. Click for more details.
  • More books
    A great big thank you to the English Hub based at Broadclyst Primary School. With their help , we have received funding for brand new phonic resources for both sites.
  • Listening Books
    We now have access to a whole range of Audiobooks for our students. If you have a visual impairment, have trouble reading or are too poorly to read we have got you covered. Just ask a member of the team and we can get you started.
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Comments from parents and pupils

'Thank you for the amazing care, enthusiasm and understanding while attending your school'

'The school has been a real life line this week and a fantastic distraction between treatments.'

'The school helped my daughter with her confidence and independence.'

'My son had lots of opportunities to do anything school related but fun.'

'I felt as though if I didn't know something I wouldn't feel embarrassed to ask.'

'I actually enjoyed that maths"

'The school is a fantastic asset to Bramble Ward'

'I'm positive that my daughters stay has been made more enjoyable and productive'

'Thank you for the great support'

'You were all very kind and helpful'

 

Latest DHSSS Events

Meditation26Feb2020

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm @ Meditation in the Chapel RDE

A chance to unwind through meditation. This is open to all staff , patients and visitors.

Meditation04Mar2020

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm @ Meditation in the Chapel RDE

A chance to unwind through meditation. This is open to all staff , patients and visitors.

Meditation11Mar2020

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm @ Meditation in the Chapel RDE

A chance to unwind through meditation. This is open to all staff , patients and visitors.

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