Welcome to Short Term Provision at James Brindley School.
If you are unable to go to school because you are too unwell to attend, we are here to support you with your education until you are well enough to go back to school.
You will usually be taught for at least 5 hours per week, but we will discuss whether you are able to access more hours. This can be done in your home and there will always be another responsible adult there that you know. For example, this could be your Mum, Dad, Grandparent, Auntie, Uncle, etc. They must be at least 18 years old.
If you are able to leave the house for short periods we will also try to provide one to one teaching away from your home, this could be at your school, one of our teaching centres or some other community venue such as a library or community centre.
How Does It Work?
A member of the Short Term Provision team will come out to see you and you parent/carer/guardian to discuss the subjects/lesson that you need to whilst you are off school. Teachers will then contact your Parents/Carers to arrange a weekly time for the lessons.
You will then be able to fill in a blank timetable with your lesson appointments
Teachers will contact your school to find out what work your class are doing, so that they can support you in catching up with schoolwork. We also aim to meet regularly for review meetings with any other professionals involved.
Our teachers will try to make your lessons fun and creative. We want you to try your best to engage with the lesson. You can do this by making sure you have your books and equipment ready, and making sure that you have completed any homework.
Tell your teacher if you have any worries about the work, they are very understanding and will support you. Remember our teachers have experience in working with pupils who are anxious and unwell. We want to help reduce your worries.
How long with I have teaching for?
Naturally, we want to support you to return to school as soon as you are well enough. We take medical advice from the doctors involved in your care who will tell us when you are ready to go back to school. This might be on a part-time timetable to start with if you need a gradual introduction back to school.