Leigh House has its own purpose-built education unit! The four classrooms, two offices and spacious art room occupy the top floor of a separate building in the hospital grounds that is shared with the Occupational Therapy department.
We have our own specialist staff in the Hospital Education Team comprising eight teachers, one learning support assistant and an administrative/exams officer. All education staff who work here are employed by Hampshire Local Education Authority (LEA) as part of the Education Inclusion Service (EIS).
We provide a safe and supportive educational environment and the team is very experienced in dealing sensitively with the highly individual circumstances of each new pupil.
As soon as possible after admission to hospital, you and your parent(s)/carer(s) are introduced to the Hospital Education Manager and/or the Post 16 Co-ordinator; the aim is for us all to have an opportunity to be well-informed about your education whilst at Leigh House.
Leigh House - Education Building