Medical Tuition Service
Please watch the video below which we hope will give you a broader understanding of what we offer.
Each student on tuition has an individual timetable delivered by teachers who are subject specialists, and expert in meeting social, emotional and mental health needs. Sessions are planned to help students realise their potential. Staff are qualified in Mental Health and Learning interventions and use a therapeutic approach to personalise support to each individual.
Malden Oaks School and Service provides education for Kingston and Richmond resident pupils, who cannot attend school for a period of 15 days or more because of ill health. We provide one-to-one tuition to pupils in their home, in a local library (or sometimes in school) while they are unable to attend school due to physical or mental health needs. We can offer online tuition too if this is more suitable. We work in partnership with the pupil, parents/carers, the named person in the school and multidisciplinary professionals to provide a high quality core education for children with health needs.
Once evidence has been received from a medical professional (usually a Consultant), the Service ensures that appropriate education is arranged as quickly as possible. Pupils generally thrive with one-to-one support. When pupils are ready to return to school, we organise an individual reintegration plan tailored to pupils’ needs. Where appropriate, teachers will support the child into school as part of the transition.
Learning can take place in the home (if the student is unable to leave the home), in the community (for example the local library) or in our Tuition hub, the Norman Jackson Centre. Students receiving tuition are usually offered four sessions across the week. Available session times each day are:
- Session 1: 8:45 – 10:30am
- Session 2: 11:15-1pm
- Session 3: 2 – 3:45pm.
A review is held every 8-10 weeks to assess progress and make plans for the next step.
All students are given access to our Virtual Learning Environment, SamLearning, which covers around 28 subjects from KS1 – KS5 to enable them to do extra work at home if they are able.
Norman Jackson Centre
Here students have the opportunity to pursue GCSEs in core subjects alongside practical activities in a safe space. They can experience a sense of belonging to a community and build on skills for life in a therapeutic setting. Through engaging in learning, they can raise their self-esteem and build confidence. In addition to the core curriculum of English, Maths and Science students can study PSHE, History and gain awards in Design Technology, Italian and Catering.
The success that they experience in school can give them and their family’s belief in their potential. This may be the first time that they have engaged in education for a number of years. This is reflected in comments from parents and students:
‘He was really enthusiastic this morning. More positive about everything.’
‘She really enjoys being with you guys and working hard’
‘I can see his self-esteem improving. He walks taller after a session.’