Pebble Lodge

Ensuring continuing education for students receiving support for significant mental health issues, requiring assessment, treatment and care in a specialist psychiatric unit, both as residential and day patients.

Pebble Lodge caters for students suffering from a wide variety of mental health conditions.

In partnership with health colleagues, our education team works with all young people admitted to Pebble Lodge and is experienced in helping students continue with their learning despite their challenging circumstances.

Our approach

Every week our education professionals join with the Pebble Lodge health team in their ward rounds, to determine the needs of every student. From this, and from discussions with the students themselves, our teaching staff develop short or longer-term education plans. These are based on the curriculum for Key Stage 3 or 4, with a focus on maintaining progress, developing emotional literacy, and where appropriate, developing functional literacy and numeracy.

We also provide vocational courses at Pebble Lodge in areas such as art and catering alongside a range of other enrichment activities.

Education staff will also work with the students’ home-school to enable them to continue to study their subjects so that they do not drop behind their peers. This enables the students to have a smoother transition and reintegration back to school following their recovery.

Some students leave Pebble Lodge to join the Parkstone Base of The Quay School, which works closely with Dorset and Poole CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service).

Curriculum

Education is an essential part of the recovery programme for students in Pebble Lodge. It helps them develop routines and makes it easier to return to a mainstream school or other learning centre.

SubjectCore or OptionalExam BoardSpec Code / NumberHyperlink
Numeracy/Maths GCSE-levelCore PGAQA8300Click here
Literacy/English
Writing for Children
Core PGAQA Unit AwardEL3 24210 Click here
Literacy/English
GCSE English Language
Core PGAQA Paper 18700Click here
Functional Skills NumeracyCore PG
Opt HS
Edexcel FSM01
FSM02
Click here
Functional Skills LiteracyCore PG
Opt HS
AQA Level 1 & 2 L1 4720
L1 4725
Click here
Science -Keeping Healthy Unit covers content from TOPIC 3 GCSE BiologyCore PGAQA8461Click here
Science- Electricity and Magnetism Unit covers content from Topics 2 and 7 GCSE PhysicsCore PGAQA8463Click here
Science - Life on Earth Unit covers content from Topic 7 GCSE Biology and Topic 9 ChemistryCore PGAQABio 8461

Chem 8462
Biology - Click here

Chemistry - Click here
Humanities - Human RightsCore PGAQA Unit Awards71006- Entry level Click here
Humanities - EthicsCore PGThe Bournemouth and Poole Agreed Syllabus for RE 2017-2022Click here
Shampooing & Rinsing HairOpt PG
Opt HS
AQA Unit Award Scheme71528Click here
French PlaitingOpt PG
Opt HS
AQA Unit Award Scheme75816Click here
ArtOpt PG
Opt HS
AQA8202Click here
PhotographyOpt PG
Opt HS
AQA Units93922
105889
108543
70080
70201
75299
98074
Click here
PSHE association recommended programme of studyCore PG
Core HS
AQA UnitsTBDProgramme of Study for PSHE Education (Key stages 1–5) - Click here

AQA Unit Awards - Click here
Food TechOpt PG
Opt HS
AQALE5659
LE4184
93385
86684
77256
97594
93380
74985
93387
78100
105342
72639
72634
76371
75491
70376
88633
91282
74879
86680,
77325
76236
71877
72084
89036
86682
LE4180
LE4183
LE4217
LE4163
Click here
Work from Schools/collegesCore HSVariousN/AN/A

N.B. Units cited are often drawn from or form the basis of our curriculum as they are adapted to meet need whilst considering that pupils with us may only stay a few days or weeks.

2019-20 curriculum map.