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John Hunter Hospital School

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Information for parents

All children and young people are entitled to participate in education and training, regardless of their additional support needs due to a medical, developmental or psychological condition.

Schools have a variety of ways in which they coordinate planning and decision-making so that the educational needs of individual students, including those with medical, developmental and psychological conditions, are supported.

Once a student has been identified as having additional needs, the Learning Support Team coordinates the planning process, resources and support for the student.

 Things to help your child at school:

  • Answer any questions honestly about your child's condition
  • Inform school staff if your child has had a port or a line inserted and what physical activities the child can participate in as a result
  • Inform teachers of your child's physiotherapy regime e.g. your child is likely to be fatigued due to early morning physiotherapy sessions.
  • Ensure your child's school Medical/Health Care Plan is up to date.
  • Don't' assume the next teacher is aware of your child's condition. You will need to speak with all school personnel.
  • Request a communication link to ensure handouts and school notices etc are received in your child's absence e.g. classroom buddy or email system.
  • Encourage your child to communicate through technology with other children with cystic fibrosis so they may be able to support each other.