History of NAHE
Hospital education was traditionally provided in the larger original hospital schools – for example, Oxfordshire Hospital School which has its 100 year anniversary in 2020.There are actually only 13 hospital schools – that is a special school that is set up in a hospital and run by governors with other local authorities having medical pupil referral units or local home tuition services.
The NAHE has been formed by joining the National Association of Hospital and Home Teaching (NAHHT) with the National Association of Hospital School Leaders (NAHSL). Both associations had always worked closely together, and in discussion with the Department of Education, who felt that the voice of the sector would be stronger if we came together, we decided to form one organisation that would ‘unify our voices’.
In October 2017 a group of interested parties from across the country met in to discuss what the ‘new’ organisation might look like, what its aims should be and how the vision could be achieved. After a year of hard work from many colleagues, the NAHE was officially launched at its inaugural conference in Leicester on 12th October 2018.