Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (Ward – PICU)

Who do we work with?

We work with up to 8 pupils of all abilities. The age range is from 14 and upwards.

Where do you learn?

The unit is situated at the Bethlem Royal Hospital within a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit. We have two purpose-built classrooms, each with a teacher and teaching assistant.

When do you learn?

Lessons run from  10.00 a.m to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

What is on the timetable?

All learners follow a personalised learning programme and depending on your needs, they will be able to study a wide range of subjects: Maths, English, Science and Personal, Social and Health Education. We also offer subjects such as: Music, Information Technology, History, Geography, Art and Religious Education.

What resources do we have?

We continue to add and update our range of resources to suit our pupils which include:

  • Specialist subject teachers to keep you up-to-date and motivated
  • Access to sit external examinations like Functional Skills and GCSEs
  • Bespoke teaching spaces on the ward
  • Extensive information and communication technology, including interactive whiteboards in every classroom
  • A range of books for all ages
  • Resources for learners with special educational needs.

How do we monitor our learners’ progress?

The pupils have an individual education plan which includes key targets. These are usually a mixture of targets for learning and wellbeing.

With permission from the pupil and their parent/carer, we keep in close contact with their home schools and let them know how they are getting on.

PICU Typical Timetable