We understand the importance of providing learning opportunities that are stimulating, fun and challenging, embedded within an environment where all young people feel safe, and can develop their confidence to take risks and make progress. However, none of this is possible without a dedicated staff team to help young people realise their potential. To meet the needs of our young people within our services, our teachers are experienced in the area of SEMH with specific reference to eating disorders. Teachers are ably supported by our teaching assistants, as well as medical staff when required.
We offer a holistic care and treatment programme which is dovetailed with the school provision. More information about this can be found on the hospital pages. We value the contributions made by home schools, each LEA and parents/carers to facilitate the highest expectations and most positive outcomes for our young people. Every young person is allocated an education keyworker. This is a central component of our provision as this person will oversee the progress and outcomes achieved at every stage of a young person’s stay at the hospital. Through regular meetings and our unique timetable, we support each young person to take responsibility for both their learning and behaviour by giving them opportunities to make informed choices that contribute towards their future.
Fundamental to our approach is a positive relationship, based on mutual respect, where young people are encouraged to contribute to a positive dialogue with adults and to be part of the decision-making process regarding their education and aspirations. Ultimately, we wish every young person to achieve their ambitions through by achieving optimum independence and achieve qualifications which will allow them to participate in their community and to lead a full and happy life.