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The Community and Hospital Education Service (CHES) Alternative Education Provision
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

The Community and Hospital Education Service is an AP Academy that is commissioned by Cornwall Council to provide education for pupils unable to attend school due to medical reasons.  Its main principles are:

  • Ensure early identification and intervention and thus reduce anxiety for children and young people, families and schools.
  • Provide education for all children and young people of statutory school age whose health enables them to access this.
  • Encourage close liaison with parents and carers at every stage of the process.
  • Ensure that the child’s view is taken into account at every stage.
  • Provide continuity of educational provision.
  • Promote successful reintegration back into mainstream school or Post 16 provision.
  • Work together with other services and agencies to ensure there is a high-quality educational provision for this group of vulnerable children and young people.
  • Ensure effective liaison with health professionals by schools, CHES and other AP provision.

CHES provision consists of the following packages

1. Teachers and Family Support Workers visit the homes of the students and provide a personal, exciting and innovative education appropriate to the students in terms of their age as well as their educational and medical needs.

2.  CHES online for Year 10 and Year 11 to enable students to access GCSE provision.

3. CHES also offers small group work to students at Glynn House to enable them to learn in a safe environment before their eventual return to mainstream school.

CHES also works with local colleges to provide practical Science activities linked to GCSE and Animal Care opportunities. 

In Patient Education at RCH (Treliske)

Education in Treliske is provided through the Hospital Schoolroom.  We adopt a “Creative Curriculum” that aims to reduce the anxiety of a hospital stay for pupils.  For longer stay pupils, individual programmes of education are developed, including teaching programmes that support national qualifications.

The Community and Hospital Education Service converted to academy status as part of WAVE Multi Academy Trust on 1st June 2018.

Further information can be found on Community and Hospital Education Service (CHES) - Wave MAT

Who to contact

Contact name
Lucy Stocker
Contact position
Head of School
01209 715079
The Community and Hospital Education Service (CHES) Alternative Education Provision's twitter page
Parent organisation
Wave Multi Academy Trust

Where to go

Wave Multi Academy Trust
Glynn House
Treyew Road

The school is next to Sainsbury's opposite County Hall and has onsite parking. 

Time / date details

When is it on?
Term time
Time of day
Session information
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Individualised timetables are agreed with health professionals and the mainstream school

Other details


The mainstream school pay for the provision
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?


Age ranges
From 5 years to 16 years
Referral required
Referral details

Referral only by mainstream school and medical professionals.

Referral information below 

Community and Hospital Education Service (CHES) - Wave MAT


Inclusion details

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How we make our service inclusive
  • Training for SEN for all staff
  • Team Teach training
  • Autism Training
  • Dyslexia Trained staff
  • Safeguarding training

SEN Policy here 

SEN Policies - Wave MAT

Staff SEND experience
  • Team Teach
  • Dyslexia Training
  • Autism Training
  • National SENCo Award
How our service supports providers / schools / colleges

Liaison with local schools and colleges for reintegration.

Support at key transition points

Support alongside mainstream school for reintegration either back to school or Post 16 provision. Additional support when required from CSW, CAMHS, Autism Team, Dyslexia Support Service and Social Care.

Other local or national support

Community and Hospital Education Service (CHES) - Wave MAT


Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints

Community and Hospital Education Service (CHES) - Wave MAT


Last updated: 06/06/2022

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