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Medically ill

Medically ill

We have worked with learners who are living with conditions such as Cystic Fibrosis, ME, CFS, Epilepsy and Leaukaemia.

One of our clients once asked: Does Nisai stand for Not In School And Ill?

It doesn’t, but this reinforces our strength with learners who are struggling with medical illness and may have longer periods of absence, requiring the flexibility to access lessons when they feel well enough. These learners find it hard to commit to meeting the expectations of mainstream school attendance and often need extra support.

Through the use of live, interactive lessons and available recordings, learners can access their timetables when they feel well enough. This reduces the anxiety they may get from feeling they are behind in their studies as a result of their medical illness.

Many schools we work with use the online reporting within Nisai to track how the learner is doing. This reduces time spent by staff who would normally go out and see the learner on a regular basis. We are also aware that many Medical Needs and Hospital Schools finish at the end of year 11. As a result of this, we have seen a significant increase in the number of medically ill, Post 16 learners 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."

OFSTED, Dec 2017

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