By Cristina Hodgson • 17 January 2020 • 11:12
“ANDALUSIA should be proud,” informs the Councillor for Education and Sport, Javier Imbroda who has indicated that some 20,000 students with health problems have been treated this last year in either special hospital classrooms or in their own homes so as not to fall behind with their studies whilst undergoing prolonged medical procedures.
Imbroda, who visited the hospital classroom at the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital in Seville together with the Regional Minister for Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, highlighted the “excellent” professional practices that are carried out in Andalusia when a student becomes a patient and the fundamental role of the teaching staff so that these students can continue their learning.
Andalusia has 46 hospital classrooms, located in 36 hospital sites where teachers, not only teach but also, in close coordination with the hospital staff, make the hospital stay more pleasant for the children.
In total, 48 teachers attend an average of 360 children in the hospital classrooms under the Andalusian Health Service (SAS).
Home schooling, for students who, due to medical indications, cannot attend their school for an extended period of time see the help of another 38 teachers who work exclusively in this sector. About 450 students receive home schooling due to health reasons each year.
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