Our curriculum is planned and delivered in line with our school’s core aims of ‘Achievement, Continuity & Enjoyment’ as well as being informed by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Great Ormond Street Hospital’s own mission statement - ‘The Child First and Always’.
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.
Landau Kleffner Syndrome (LKS) may be associated with complex language, and additional learning and behaviour difficulties. Children and young people with LKS will benefit from a school placement that can support their individual pattern of abilities and needs.
The following services and facilities are available at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for children and young people with learning disabilities. Please let us know whether your child has any additional needs in advance so that we can make preparations.
The SEND Information Report is designed to give information about our school and the way in which we support children/young people with a wide range of Special Educational Needs/ Disabilities (SEND), in all aspects of school life.
Most young people with Multiple sclerosis (MS), who are eligible for treatment, will be offered first line treatments. In certain situations, or if the first line treatments have not worked adequately, then your child may be offered the possibility of trying a second line medication. These medications, like the first line treatments, work by interacting with the immune system and calming the inflammation that is attacking the central nervous system.
Enteral feeding is a very useful method of ensuring adequate intake of fluid and nutrients in patients who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to use the oral route, or are unable to take sufficient nutrients to maintain growth and development.
A difference in the length of the arms or legs can occur for a number of reasons. Usually the shorter limb is abnormal, but this is not always the case, as sometimes the longer limb is the abnormal one.
The Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care supports an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to research, education and clinical practice for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Symbrachydactyly is a congenital (present at birth) hand anomaly, which affects a single upper limb. It is not inherited. It is characterised by short, stiff, webbed or missing fingers. The underlying muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones are all affected.
The Social Work service is part of the Psychosocial and Family Services at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH.) The service includes social workers, family support officers and family support workers, providing a direct service to children and families.
This page is for school staff whose student is receiving care from the Louis Dundas Palliative Care Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).This page contains information that we hope will assist you in supporting the student and the school community. We have outlined some key points to consider and have tried to address concerns and queries you may have.
Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) may from time to time need an admission to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and this may be for a variety of reasons. Usually the admission is discussed with the family and planned ahead of time but occasionally a more urgent admission may be required.
The Mildred Creak Unit (MCU) is an intensive intervention 10 place unit (seven inpatient beds and three day places), admitting children from 7 to 14 years of age with a range of mental health problems such as eating disorders, somatising disorders and other emotional and behavioural disorders.