Learning Support Coordinator and Classroom Assistant in discussion.

Exceptional Teaching

Support for children and young people who are unable to attend school because of physical or mental illness; are a school age mother or for other exceptional reasons cannot attend school.

For many children and young people with physical illness or mental health needs, their specific needs can be met within their educational setting. 

However, depending on the needs of the individual, a referral may be made to Exceptional Teaching Arrangements Service.  Referrals can only be made by the school or educational setting. 

You can also read our Easy Read: A Guide for Children and Young People on the Exceptional Teaching Arrangements Service

Contact the Exceptional Teaching Arrangements Service

The Exceptional Teaching Arrangements Service can be contacted for advice and information specific to children and young people who are unable to attend their educational setting because of physical illness or mental health.