Galaxy House is a tier 4 in-patient CAMHS provision for up to 12 children and young people who are experiencing significant mental health challenges.
The school is part of the multi disciplinary team (MDT) supporting the young people working together in a holistic approach. Our school support and provision is continually developed in response to the medical and emotional needs of our pupils.
Information For Parents
We encourage parents to work in partnership with us and get in touch if they would like any information about the education being provided.
We report on your child’s progress every 6 weeks as part of the Care Planning and Assessment (CPA) cycle working with you, the MDT and your child’s home school.
When it is time for your child to be discharged we will support that transition too.If you have any questions or want to contact us please ring 0161 509 2368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Information For Home Schools
- We aim to work in close partnership with home schools.
- Once a pupil is admitted, we will want to quickly establish contact with a key contact.
- School needs to agree who that key contact will be- the SENCO or pastoral lead?
- We will ask for information which allows us to develop the most effective plan for each pupil’s learning and wellbeing, including information you may have on an EHCP, statutory assessment, reports from Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Educational Psychologists as well as routine assessment information,academic reports, any relevant curriculum documents and safeguarding information if relevant.
- You will be invited to attend half termly Care Plan and Approach (CPA) meetings to review your pupil’s progress and plan for reintegration when they are discharged. Almost all home schools attend these meetings.
For any further information please contact us on 0161 509 2368 or emai email@example.com
Teaching at Galaxy House
Pupils at Galaxy House are taught in 2 groups depending on their age, ability and medical condition. There are four lessons in the school day with planned breaks and meal times.
On admission, an ‘All About Me profile‘ is completed to gain an understanding of the pupil’s needs and interests. We work closely with the home school, parents and medical professionals to gather information relevant to the individual to enable a successful transition into Galaxy House. A Mental Health Functioning for Education (MHFE) assessment is completed on admission to the school. The results of this assessment support intervention, teaching adaptations and approaches which will support pupil progress and inform the Care Programme Approach (CPA) meetings where a multi-disciplinary team meets to discuss the progress of individual pupils.
We teach pupils a broad range of National Curriculum subjects with an aim to ensure pupils have opportunities to continue with their learning whilst being supported to manage challenges around their mental health.
Where pupils’ health needs mean they are unable to access school full time within our classrooms, functional goals towards learning will be set alongside an occupational therapist. This phased approach begins on the ward, transitioning incrementally to the classroom.
A baseline assessment is completed at the start of a pupils learning journey. This gives a clearly defined starting point to enable the teacher to build on prior learning and work towards a defined end point.