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.
Welcome, everyone, to the Autumn term!
We are delighted to welcome our new members of staff to our classroom on the Caroline Thorpe ward, North Devon.
Eva Bucci,teacher , will be working Monday-Wednesday while teacher Jo Hugo will be woking Wednesday afternoon-Friday. They will be joined by teaching assistant Kat Turnbull.
They have made a very enthusiastic start and will soon settle in, we're sure!
Left to right: Eva, Kathryn, Jo
Our new HLTA, Tanya Hucklesby, will be starting at the beginning of October. In the meantime, we are very pleased that Lisa Gordon continues to help us out on a temporary basis. Thanks, Lisa!
Paul has changed his days and will now be working Monday-Wednesday.
We eagerly await delivery of our goodies ordered through the Sainsbury's ActiveKids scheme. We'll let you know when they arrive!
WHAT THE CHILDREN AND PARENTS HAVE TO SAY;
"I very much enjoyed my time in school."
"I liked everything!"
"I definitely felt well supported."
"I was really pleased with the resources provided and the manner and the helpfulness of the teacher."
"10 out of 10!"
"I felt that my child's learning needs were catered for, they arranged for the GCSE exam to be taken in hospital, really helpful, thank you!"
(Taken from pupil and parent questionnaires)
We have returned from the Easter break to very busy classrooms! Even for a small setting, there is always such a lot going on!
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