LA Maintained School
The Trafford Medical Education Service is an educational provision for pupils who have been prevented from attending their mainstream school as a result of medical needs. These may be physical, emotional or psychological. Pupils remain on the roll of their mainstream school and become dual registered with the service.
Our aim is to minimise the long term effects of disruptions to a child’s education by giving them the opportunities to engage in learning and acquire the necessary skills for the next stage in their life journey.
The Trafford Medical Education Service provides on-site education for pupils aged 11- 16 and home tuition for all pupils of school age from Reception through to Year 11.
The pupils come to us with a range of abilities and achievements and many are working below their ability level as a result of illness or absence from school. On admission pupils are assessed using a range a baseline procedures covering both academic and emotional attainment. Pupils within the Key Stage 3 age range work towards a reintegration back to full time mainstream school either at their home school or a new school placement. Pupils within Key Stage 4 will either work towards GCSE qualifications; then post 16 placements or a reintegration to their mainstream school depending on the circumstances.
The Trafford Medical Education Service works in a multi-agency way, working with all agencies that are involved with the pupil. This includes Social Services, Educational Welfare, Mainstream Schools, Young Carers, Connexions and CAMHS.