WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL

Good news! Both sites are now open!
 It's lovely to be back and who'd have thought that scrubs could be so comfy?! 
In Barnstaple it's pretty much business as usual but in Exeter we are working around several changes to the ward. Bear with us!
Our home tuition service is continuing and, as well as remote learning, we have also managed some outdoor socially distanced sessions which has been great! 

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. 

We are celebrating Pride Month throughout our school.

 Follow this link for some helpful wellbeing  support https://www.kooth.com/

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

  • Online stories.
    Pupils were treated to some online stories from our regular 'Read for Good' storyteller, Mike.
  • Card received
    We received this lovely card wishing us and the hospital staff well. Click for more details.
  • More PE at Home
    Table Tennis you can try at home. Link in the main content.
  • On line safety
    Please find a link to Thinkunow resources, just click on the heading.
  • PHONICS
    RWI Phonic sessions via you tube follow the link for times and details.
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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

Summer holidays20Jul2020

PE with Joe Wicks09Aug2020

9:00 am - 9:30 am

PE with Joe -click on the link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

PE with Joe Wicks10Aug2020

9:00 am - 9:30 am

PE with Joe -click on the link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

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