26 May 2017

Northamptonshire Hospital and Outreach Education has been chosen as a finalist for a prestigious national award.

It is the second time in three years that the service has been shortlisted for a Times Education Supplement Schools Award in the alternative provision school of the year category, which recognises excellent work by schools for students taught in special schools or in pupil referral units.

Complex medical needs

Run by Northamptonshire County Council, the pupil referral unit offers teaching support for children and young people with complex medical and mental health needs which prevent them from attending school full-time.

Headteacher Cath Kitchen said: “It is fantastic that the hard work of our staff has been recognised yet again by being shortlisted for a Times Educational Supplement Schools Award.

“Our role is to support children and young people who can’t attend school full-time for a variety of health-related reasons and to ensure that they progress at a level similar to their peers before successfully returning to school or moving on to post-16 destinations such as college and work-based learning.

“To be recognised for our work as a finalist in these prestigious awards is a real honour and a wonderful testament to the dedication of the whole team.”

Outstanding practice

The annual awards are held to recognise outstanding practice and dedication within the teaching profession with the winners announced at a special awards ceremony in London on Friday 23rd June.

Northamptonshire Hospital and Outreach Education is currently rated outstanding by Ofsted.​