WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL
The Devon Hospitals Short Stay School provides education for children in hospital in Devon.
We teach on two sites –
- Bramble Unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter
- Caroline Thorpe Ward at the North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple
Our mission statement is:
Devon Hospitals Short Stay School aims to ensure that young people have their right to education preserved whilst they are unable to attend their home school for medical reasons. DHSSS is committed to providing a personalised education that meets social, emotional and physical aspects of the young person’s needs within a safe, positive and nurturing educational environment. It aims to:
- keep the young person in contact with the familiar world of school,
- provide an enriching and stimulating curriculum
- promote social integration wherever possible
- help pupils to keep up with schoolwork and make the best possible progress
- support pupils in their return to their home school.
Safeguarding is a high priority at our school. As employers we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and, in that regard, have appropriate policies and procedures. in place.
If you would like to find out more about our school or discuss any aspect of our provision, please contact the Head teacher, Julia Allen at the Exeter site. (01392 402675)
Paper copies of any information on our website can be provided should you require it in this format. See Head teacher, Julia Allen or Administrator, Karen Squires, for details.
Happy New Year Everyone!
We hope that you all had a good Christmas; it seems like a long time ago already!
However, the nights are drawing out so Spring must be on the way!
Better late than never! The goodies ordered through the scheme have arrived and we are delighted! Extra cooking equipment, PE resources and craft items will be very useful in supporting the work we do with pupils.
We'll let you know when the next collection round is happening.
We have returned from the Easter break to very busy classrooms! Even for a small setting, there is always such a lot going on!
Comments from parents and pupils
'Thank you for the amazing care, enthusiasm and understanding while attending your school'
'The school has been a real life line this week and a fantastic distraction between treatments.'
The school helped my daughter with her confidence and independence.'
'My son had lots of opportunities to do anything school related but fun.'
'I felt as though if I didn't know something I wouldn't feel embarrassed to ask.'
'I got better at laws of powers.'
'I got better at social skills.'
Latest DHSSS Events
- Happy New Year Mike!25Jan2018
@ Bramble classrooms RDE
Mike will be returning in his Read for Good gear to entertain us with his blend of stories, music and jokes.
- Chinese New Year starts today16Feb2018
It's the Year of the Dog.
- St David's Day and World Book Day!01Mar2018
We'll be celebrating a love of books! Perhaps Julia will tell some Welsh tales!
- What's cooking?13Mar2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Bramble classrooms RDE
Who can forget the delicious Christmas goodies? Gary and Rob will be returning with some Easter themed recipes. We look forward to it!
- The Master Chefs in North Devon14Mar2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm @ North Devon site