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Epilepsy Action Edwards 2014

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Epilepsy Action Edwards 2014 - recognising good practice for epilepsy in education

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Edwards. A total of 10 nurseries and colleges across the UK will be presented with an award during National Epilepsy Week. They are all doing great things to support children and students with epilepsy throughout their education.

  • Horbury St Peter's & Clifton CE (VC) Primary School, Wakefield
  • Landmarks at Oaklands College, St Albans
  • Ysgol Abercaseg, Bangor, Wales 
  • Park View Primary School, Manchester
  • Hillside School, Brighton
  • Prince of Wales First School, Dorchester
  • Acorn Integrated Primary School, Carrickfergus
  • Ballyholme Primary School, Bangor, NI
  • Scallywags Nursery, Melbourne, Derbyshire
  • Heathfield Special School, Fareham

Read more about the winners and what they are doing

Our Edwards awards programme rewards those educational establishment in the UK who can provide evidence of best practice in supporting learning for those with epilepsy. We hope to encourage nurseries, schools, colleges and universities to adopt a person-centred approach to learning. We want pupils with epilepsy to grow in confidence, feel part of their community and be effectively supported to reach their potential.

We give examples below of the sorts of measures establishments can implement to improve the learning environment for children or adults with epilepsy. Please contact us, and share your experience of delivering these measures and to tell us all the great things you’re doing to support pupils and students with epilepsy.  

For early years settings

  • Epilepsy awareness session conducted
    Training for epilepsy has been built into the nursery’s action plan and members of staff are trained in epilepsy awareness, including first aid and implications on education
  • Epilepsy policy in place
    Education establishment has written and implemented an epilepsy policy
  • Children with epilepsy have an individual healthcare plan (IHP)
    Nursery has developed an IHP form and process for completing and developing IHPs
  • Children with epilepsy have an individual education plan (IEP) where appropriate
    Nursery has template forms and structure in place (including responsibility of staff member)
  • Knowledge and awareness of Managing medicines in schools and early year settings, Equality Act 2010 and SEND 2001/2005, Education Act 1996

For schools

  • Epilepsy awareness training has been conducted
    Training for epilepsy has been built into the school’s action plan and members of staff are trained in epilepsy awareness, including first aid and implications to education
  • Epilepsy policy in place
    Education establishment has written and implemented an epilepsy policy
  • Children with epilepsy have an individual healthcare plan (IHP)
    School has developed an IHP form and process for completing and developing IHPs
  • Children with epilepsy have an individual education plan (IEP) where appropriate
    School has template forms and structure in place (including responsibility of staff member)
  • Action plan for whole school approach and involvement
  • Local authorities involvement – offering of training
    Collaborative working between the LA and school
  • Knowledge and awareness of Managing medicines in schools and early year settings, Equality Act 2010 and SEND 2001/2005, Education Act 1996
  • Working with school nurse/ community nursing team
    School nurse/community nurse/epilepsy specialist nurse delivers training on epilepsy and administering medication if needed
  • Fully inclusive for school trips
  • Identified a member of staff responsible for epilepsy awareness in school
  • A member of staff trained to administer emergency medication

For colleges and universities

  • Identified support processes for students with epilepsy
  • Publicising support for students with epilepsy
  • Consideration to epilepsy in university policies
  • Working to empower and include students to participate fully in university life
Event Date: 
Friday 13 February 2015 - 13:41
  • Updated March 2012
    To be reviewed March 2014

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