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.