Our Home and Innovative Virtual Education (HIVE) has been set up to help children and young people access their education when they are not well enough to attend their usual school.
This might be because they have been discharged from hospital, or they are undergoing treatment, or their mental health needs might prevent them from leaving their home.
We work collaboratively with medical professionals to ensure the wellbeing of the pupil and support their recovery including working out what would be the best provision for each pupil.
We teach in the home, provide remote online teaching, and we encourage schools to have AV1 robots which allow the pupil to virtually attend their own school and attend as many of their classes as they can manage each day. We think this is the best way for pupils to keep in touch with their schools and their friends when they can’t get into schools themselves.
Information For Parents
Pupils can be taught at home, through remote online teaching, or by staff at their usual school using AV1 robots. We think the robots are the best way children and young people can stay in touch with their usual school when they are too unwell to be there themselves. Using the AV1 robot allows much more access to education too. Our face to face and online learning offer can only provide one session a day. The AV1 robot can last a whole day!
- Our highly-skilled teachers provide education for 5-18 year olds
- We will provide a laptop or other technology to enable the pupil to access lessons and support you to make sure it works.
- We’ll hold regular review meetings with you and the home school.
- We will help you get your child back into school as soon as they are well enough to start to transition back
Teaching through HIVE
Pupils are taught one to one, or small group lessons, online, in the home or in an agreed venue with five lessons in the school week.
On admission, an ‘All About Me profile‘ is completed to gain an understanding of the pupil’s needs and interests. We work closely with the home school, parents and medical professionals to gather information relevant to the individual to enable a successful transition into our home and innovative virtual education provision. A Mental Health Functioning for Education (MHFE) assessment is completed on admission to the school. The results of this assessment support intervention, teaching adaptations and approaches which will support pupil progress.
We teach pupils a broad range of National Curriculum subjects with an aim to ensure pupils have opportunities to continue with their learning whilst being supported to manage challenges around their mental health. For some of our pupils we use the AQA Awards to re-engage pupils with their learning.
A baseline assessment is completed at the start of a pupils learning journey. This gives a clearly defined starting point to enable the teacher to build on prior learning and work towards a defined end point.