Medical Needs Team

HAST were appointed on 1 April 2013 to manage the Medical Needs Team on behalf of Central Bedfordshire Council.

The MNT provides teaching and support for children and young people of statutory school age and on the roll of a school, who by reason of illness require suitable alternative arrangements for their education for the period of that illness.

The service provides high quality teaching, mainly in the three core subjects of Maths, Science and English, as a way of supporting reintegration back into school.  In the main, education takes place in a pupil's home environment.  However, when the pupil is able, education takes place in other buildings and may be in small groups.  Pupils remain on roll of their school and the Medical Needs teachers work in partnership with the school to ensure continuity and progression for the pupil, taking account of medical advice.  Schools and the MNT support reintegration of pupils when the medical advice supports their readiness to return to school.

The team is currently based at Enterprise House, Wrest Park Enterprise Centre, Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedford, MK45 4HS.  Please contact the Acting Head of the Medical Needs service, Mrs Heather Anderson, on 01525 863910, or Mrs Elizabeth Ciampi, Commissioned Services Manager for HAST, on 01525 306945, if you have any questions.