Welcome to the Home Tuition Service
We aim to support students, their families and schools whilst a young person is receiving home tuition and towards reintegration back into school or an alternative provision.
Referrals to our service take place when a student has or will have 15 days of absence from their mainstream school because of their condition. The school will need medical evidence from a hospital consultant or from a CAMHS psychiatrist.
We realise you may want more information and have questions about this process, which we aim to answer in the booklet we have produced. If you have any further questions or queries, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela Hutchison (Tuition Coordinator)
Why do we have Home Tuition?
We are a team of teachers and keyworkers dedicated to ensuring Merton students temporarily struggling to overcome a variety of medical conditions, receive the outstanding education they deserve. Students can be referred by their mainstream school if they have or will have 15 days of absence from school because of their condition. The school will need medical evidence from a hospital consultant or from a CAMHS psychiatrist.
Lavender Campus provides home tuition for students aged between 5-16 years of age, who are off school because of a medical condition. Students must have been referred by a Hospital Consultant and be undergoing treatment or recuperation.
'If the pupil's absence is expected to be for more than 15 days then the local authority is under a duty to ensure that the child receives as normal an education as possible while he or she is absent. The local authority must start arranging the education from the first day that the school has notice of the length of absence.' (DfE,2013)
We liaise closely with the main school and provide interim home tuition in the core subjects.
The amount of hours of 1:1 tuition is variable and reviewed regularly. On average, a student will receive 5 hours per week. The hours will increase with the age and wellness of the student. The teachers will provide additional work via google classroom. The student will need access to a home computer to ensure bespoke homework to support the tuition.
Reviews are held half termly, where we also ask for further medical evidence should this be appropriate. Should the student require assistance to reintegrate back into school after a prolonged absence, we will provide this.
Ensuring a good education for children who cannot attend school because of health needs