Thursday, 4 April 2013

Jane Colby Presentation: Department for Education (DfE) Guidance On Sick Children

The 11th of January DfE statutory guidance to local authorities on educating children with health needs has taken account of the advice of the TYMES Trust (The Young ME Sufferers Trust) in many aspects.

Entitled “Ensuring a good education for children who cannot attend school because of health needs," the guidance clarifies what must be done by local authorities for children who cannot attend mainstream or special schools due to illness.

In order to help you understand the implications of the new DfE Guidance on Sick Children, we invited Jane Colby, Executive Director of the TYMES Trust, to be our guest speaker at a webinar. Jane reviewed the guidance, and shared her thoughts including potential solutions in implementing it. After her many years as a head teacher, and now at the helm of the TYMES Trust, she has worked tirelessly to get the right support for medically ill children. Her advice is invaluable.

She knows what works and what doesn’t.

You can watch a video of her presentation by clicking here.

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