Short courses


Education of Children and Young People with Medical Needs

  • 1.5 hours
  • 1.5 hours


This one-and-a-half hour session is for those working within education in medical settings who want to learn and exchange knowledge about how to support children, young people and their families when they transition from medical settings.

You'll discuss and share best practice on:

  • transition experiences
  • resources
  • relevant research on the subject

The focus will be on discussing young people and family experiences, data collection and writing individual healthcare plans as outlined in the DfE statutory guidance, 'Supporting pupils at school with Medical Conditions 2015'.

This course is run by the Centre for Inclusive Education (formerly SENJIT) at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

Who it's for

This session is for those working in education who are involved in the transition of children and young people from medical settings.

This includes:

  • special education needs coordinators (SENCOs)
  • inclusion managers
  • local authority teams

This is a follow-up session to the 'Education in Medical Settings' conference and provides an opportunity to discuss the actions agreed at the conference. However, you're still welcome to join the session even if you didn't attend the conference.

Session structure

This is a 1.5 hour session designed to provide a forum for you to discuss and exchange best practice examples of education in medical settings. 

Learning outcomes

After this session, you'll have: 

  • exchanged knowledge through research discussion
  • networked with like-minded colleagues 
  • learned best practice transition support for children, young people and their families

Course team

Lizzie Yauner

Lizzie Yauner

Lizzie is a SENJIT facilitator and governor at The Children’s Hospital School at Great Ormond Street and University College Hospital.

She's a qualified teacher and former school leader. In partnership with SENJIT, she coordinated the National SENCO Award and developed an induction course for teaching assistants (TAs) that ran across five London boroughs.

She currently works as a facilitator on the Maximising the Impact of Teacher Assistants (MITA) programme, supporting school leaders across the country to manage and implement changes, ensuring their TA workforce support improved outcomes for pupils. She works with schools including supporting headteachers to audit inclusive practice and helping to build capacity in terms of training and professional learning opportunities for staff.

Course information last modified: 23 Oct 2019, 12:03