To make contact during the Corona Virus Crisis please use the ‘Contact Us’ and follow the instructions for each hub and emergency leadership contacts

Information about Ongoing Education – Covid Update

Full details of the methods we are using to support education for all pupils, and particularly the education of the children of key workers, and the most vulnerable are detailed in the documents linked below:

Parent & Carer Letter – Hub Learning Plan

Parent & Carer Letter – Remote Learning Plan

Parent & Carer Letter – Online Tuition & Outreach

Letter for Schools Continuity of Education Plan

Welcome to the KHNES Website

Welcome to the Kent Health Needs Education Service website. Please feel free to use this website to find out all about our service, if you have any feedback please use the Contact Us page.

Guidance for Health Conditions

If you would like some Guidance on how to support students with health conditions click here.

Staying Safe Online Pupils


Staying Safe Online Pupils

Staying Safe Online Parents


Staying Safe Online Parents

 Welcome to KHNES

For those pupils too unwell to attend school, the key to successfully maintaining continuity of education is for the local authority and schools to have clear strategies and timely support available.

It is recognised nationally in Statutory Guidance that pupils who continue in education during their illness and recuperation are likely to recover more quickly with the minimum possible adverse effect on their educational and life outcomes.

The service was restructured during 2014-2015 and in September 2015 was launched as The Kent Health Needs Education Service (KHNES).

This service operates from 1 residential unit (Oakfields) and from 6 hubs. Advice and guidance is provided to services on working with pupils with mental health and physical health needs. Pupils are supported with their education in one of the specialist hubs either full or part time. These are short term placements, typically no more than 8- 12 weeks and are provided as part of a supported reintegration programme. 

The purpose and ethos of the Kent Health Needs Education Service can be summarised in one very simple statement:

Ensuring continuity of education, through inclusion and support.

The following also capture our purpose and ethos:

‘Every morning someone entrusts the most valuable thing in their life to us’

‘If it wouldn’t be good enough for our own children then it isn’t good enough’ 

‘Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do’