My name is Nell Giles, Headteacher of Southampton Hospital School, a unique educational setting based in Southampton General Hospital which serves the needs of children with medical conditions across the South of England. Any stay in hospital, or spell of serious illness, can result in periods of absence from school, creating extra worries for young people and their families around the potentially negative impact this can have on their educational progress and opportunities. This is where SHS can help. We provide a high quality educational experience for every young person referred to us, one which is carefully tailored to meet the individual needs of each child and ensures they aren’t disadvantaged by their medical status. I feel extremely privileged and proud to be leading a team of highly skilled and motivated teachers who offer every child the opportunity to continue with their studies in a compassionate and aspirational environment.