Some children and young people have physical health needs which affect their everyday lives, including their time at school.
The support of school staff in meeting these needs makes all the difference, giving children and young people the chance to stay in school, stay well and live their lives.
These physical health needs can occur:
- alongside a special educational need – so that the health need is in addition to, or related to, their learning needs. These children and young people may require an education, health and care plan so that a holistic approach can be taken to meeting their needs.
- in the absence of any learning needs. These are the children and young people who don’t need academic support but do need help in school to overcome the barriers that their health or physical needs present.