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Support and advice for previously looked-after children's parents, guardians and schools

Medical tuition RBWM

If your child is unable to attend mainstream school for mental health reasons, medical tuition (1:1 tuition at home) may be available if they have a letter of diagnosis from a practitioner, such as a psychiatrist. 

RBWM 

If you are in RBWM, this page of the AfC website gives you information and advice about applying for medical leave through RISE:

https://rbwm.afcinfo.org.uk/pages/local-offer/information-and-advice/education/education-of-children-and-young-people-in-specific-circumstances/children-and-young-people-in-alternative-provision

The Link

The link has a primary and a secondary provision, both of which are underpinned by a therapeutic approach with a therapist attached to each provision.

Secondary provision is for medically vulnerable students whose needs may prevent them from accessing learning.  Usually those struggling with their mental health such as high anxieties, including self-harming and suicidal actions or ideations.  Many of our students have undiagnosed needs or, increasingly are on the Autism spectrum.

Primary is aimed at ages 4-11 who struggle to engage in mainstream due to challenging behaviours, which may place them at risk of or actual permanent exclusion.

The Link is sited at Manor Green School, which is the maintained special needs school in RBWM.  The Link is under Manor Green's governance and shares all their facilities but is funded independently.  The Link does not have a separate DfE number and students who attend The Link are enrolled either with their mainstream school or with the local authority PRU, depending on their arrangements.

A student does not require an EHCP to attend The Link, but evidence of medical need is generally required to assure funding from the local authority for the placement.

A pdf produced by the Link can be found below for secondary and for primary and contact and website details are listed below.

Contact: 

T: 01628 513800

W: https://manorgreenschool.fluencycms.co.uk/The-Link-and-Outreach-Service

The Link | Manor Green School | Elizabeth Hawkes Way | Maidenhead | SL6 3EQ