Ellern Mede Moorgate School received OFSTED approval in January 2020 to provide the educational provision for Ellern Mede Moorgate Hospital. The hospital opened in October 2019 and treats children and young adults who have eating disorders requiring inpatient specialist care. Children who are in hospital for extended periods are legally entitled to receive education whilst in hospital. The highly experienced and expert teaching team establishing the educational offer have OFSTED outstanding school status experience in the ongoing work of Ellern Mede School founded in 2002 for Ellern Mede hospitals in north London.
"The school is likely to meet all the independent school standards when it opens."
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Ellern Mede Moorgate School in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, is providing education to GCSE and A-Level to inpatients at Ellern Mede Moorgate hospital. We have an outstanding track record of working with children who are temporarily vulnerable due to mental ill health - not only with an eating disorder. Our unique approach works so well that we intend to extend it to young people local to this school who may be missing out on their education because of trauma, bullying, school anxiety or stress in their lives. If your child will benefit from therapeutic education we would like to hear from you to see if we can help. Most education, for students who receive Local Authority funded education when they are well, is funded by Local Authorities. Every child is entitled by law to an education.
Our broad and balanced curriculum is offered in close co-operation with each pupil's home mainstream school. With the right support, they can hope to return to their home school, or remain with us until they are ready to leave. In some cases, special educational support may continue to be funded up to age 25. We cover a wide choice of subjects as well as being able to cater to bespoke learning packages where required.
Life as a student at Ellern Mede Moorgate school involves a day from 9am to 3pm with breaks for snacks and lunch. Life at the hospital is varied, with time for extracurricular and therapeutic activities and hobbies built into each student's care plan. Most people will find it a 'home away from home' as they make friends, settle into a comfortable routine, and work constructively on all aspects of their health and recovery.
Our highly qualified teachers support special educational needs while encouraging engagement and academic success at each child's own pace. Re-engaging students with education is very important during and after illness to minimise life disruption at an important age. That re-engagement plays a big part in each student regaining confidence, vision for their future and ultimately, going home.
Access to on site clinicians from Ellern Mede hospital is an added benefit. Teachers and clinicians can work together in understanding and tailoring support to each student's needs.