We provide education for children from all over the UK who are staying in Manchester and undergoing Proton Beam Therapy at the Christie.
We have a classroom base in the Christie itself. Our staff are there all week.
Children and young people can continue their education during their time in Manchester by working with our staff in the classroom or being supported with work from their home school in their Manchester home base.
Information For Parents
- Manchester Hospital School provides education across the city of Manchester for children and young people who cannot attend their usual school or college because of their medical or mental health needs.
- We have a schoolroom based in the Christie so children and young people receiving treatment at the Proton Beam Therapy Centre can continue their education during their time here.
- We will work with you and your child’s school to plan a curriculum offer which meets their individual needs and supports their wellbeing. This positive approach contributes to ensuring they are not unduly disadvantaged by their time in hospital by entirely missing out on education if they are well enough to engage with it.
- Pupils can access lessons in the on-site class room and sometimes virtually if this is more appropriate. You can have a coffee whilst they do some learning
- School is open each day between 9am and 3.15pm and the time slot for your child will be agreed with you and the medical team when your child is admitted to the Christie. It is all part of the treatment plan. Remember to ask if you are not told about it.
If you have had to bring your family with you to Manchester and the siblings of children undergoing treatment are also missing their education, we will endeavor to support them too.
Whilst you are in Manchester we can also provide services and resources such as:
- Access to iPads, laptops and online learning resources,
- A quiet space for independent work,
- Teacher guidance for independent learners, and
- Reading books
For any further information or any queries please contact the Manchester Hospital School on 0161 509 2368 or email email@example.com
Information For Home Schools
- Children and young people come to the Christie as part of a planned admission process.
- As soon as you know your pupil is coming to the Christie, please do get in touch. The more information we have the better it is.
- They are usually only with us for six weeks.
- We welcome information which allows us to develop the most effective plan for each pupil’s learning and wellbeing, including information you may have on an EHCP, statutory assessment, reports from Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Educational Psychologists as well as routine assessment information,academic reports, any relevant curriculum documents and safeguarding information.
- It is a quick turnaround but we are happy to provide you with information such as when they were taught so that you can mark them as a B on your register.
- Please do get in touch and we will let you know what we have taught and how often they were well enough to attend.
- For further information please contact us on 0161 509 2368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching at The Christie
- Teaching takes place in our school room during the course of the 6 week treatment.
- Pupils are generally taught one to one but on occasion can be taught with other pupils in small groups.
- 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 The Christie School.
- We teach pupils a broad range of National Curriculum subjects. The Christie Hospital admits patients from all over the world so in recognition of this we also teach our Manchester Curriculum which provides pupils and families an opportunity to learn about Manchester linked to the National Curriculum. A baseline assessment is completed at the start of a pupil’s 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.