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Kent Health Needs Education Service (KHNES)

For pupils not well enough to attend school, it is important that the local authority and schools have clear support available to successfully maintain a continuation of education.

Health Needs Education is run by the Kent Local Authority for children who are unable to attend school because of serious illness.

Kent Health Needs Education Service website

Primary School Projects
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There are six hubs across Kent providing new ways of working in managing behaviour at Primary schools.

How to apply for one of your pupils
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Schools can apply by sending a completed referral form along with medical evidence to the appropriate Headteacher for their area. When a decision has been made, The Health Needs Education Service team will contact all parties.

Referral forms
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Where our services are located
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We are based at the following schools:

  • Leybourne - Woodview, 40 Teddington Drive, Leybourne, West Malling ME19 5FF
  • Tonbridge - Aspen House, 10 Cage Green Road, Tonbridge TN10 4PT
  • Gravesend - Maple House, Windsor Road, Gravesend DA12 5BW
  • Canterbury - The Willows, City View, Canterbury CT2 8PT
  • Dover - Dover Arc, Winchelsea Street, Elmsvale, Dover CT17 9ST
  • Oakfields Education Unit. Staplehurst (providing education for children who are attending the Kent and Medway Adolescent Unit in Staplehurst).
Mark Goode Executive Head Teacher
Carla Walmsley Deputy Head Teacher
Patrick Hannaway Assistant Head Teacher
James FewtrellAssistant Head
Mohammed MalikAssistant Head

Policy on Supporting Children and Young People with Medical Conditions including Mental Health Needs
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This KCC Policy document (PDF, 131.1 KB) was been approved by the Education Cabinet Committee. This is under review.

Presentations from the Briefing on a New Education Service for Pupils with Medical Needs including Mental Health Needs - 24 October 2014
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