Health Needs Education Service

Health Needs Education is an education service provision run by Kent Local Authority for children who are unable to attend their home school because of illness. Provision may include education at home (home tuition), education at a base or satellite or in hospital depending on the illness or medical needs of the child.

How to Apply

Schools can apply by returning a completed referral form, along with all medical evidence to Evelyn Green, Manager of Health Needs Education Service, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone ME14 1XQ.

When successful, the school will call a planning meeting to consider the type and length of support and outline reintegration plans. If other provision is appropriate, the coordinator will facilitate this through the Preventative Service Managers. Medical evidence will be reviewed every 6 months for pupils who suffer long term illnesses.


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What is Provided?


Interested in Working for the Health Needs Eduction Service?

If you would like to consider the possibility of becoming a home tutor for pupils too unwell to leave their homes, then we would be very interested to hear from you.

Pupils can be at home because of mental or physical health reasons and we need tutors who can help them regain their confidence and get back to school.

To apply please complete the application form and send it to the head teacher of the area in which you live.

For a discussion regarding this type of work, please ring the head teacher of your area who may be able to put you in touch with a colleague who is already carrying out this valuable work in pupil’s homes.