Over the years we have worked with learners who are living with conditions such as Cystic Fibrosis, ME / CFS, Epilepsy, and Leukaemia.
As one of our clients once asked: “Does Nisai stand for Not In School And Ill?” As it happens, it doesn’t ,but it does reinforce our strength with learners who are struggling with a medical illness who will have periods of absence, who will require the flexibility to access lessons when they feel well enough and who cannot commit to meeting the expectations of school attendance.
Through the use of live interactive lessons and available recordings, learners can access their timetable when they feel well enough which reduces the anxiety they may get from feeling that they are falling behind in their studies.
Many of our school clients use the online reporting to track how the learner is doing reducing time spent by staff who would normally go out and see the learner on an ongoing basis reducing visits to once a month rather than every week. We are also aware that many Medical Needs and Hospital Schools finish at the end of year 11 and as such we have seen a significant increase in the number of medically ill Post 16 learners who are coming to Nisai.
Managers and teachers have developed highly individualised programmes to meet the needs of students with complex reasons for finding it difficult to learn in conventional classrooms."