Welcome to The Beacon education team’s web page. Please use the following pages to discover more about who we are and what we do.

“At the Beacon, all students receive a carefully considered educational offer which takes into account their complex health needs, whilst maintaining high expectations and promoting high aspirations which are evident in the interactions between staff and students” (Challenge Partners QA Review – April 2023) 

The Beacon CAMHS Unit is Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trusts CAMHS Inpatient Unit based at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. It is a 15 bedded Unit providing care for young people aged 12 – 18 years.  Young people are admitted to The Beacon either in a state of crisis, or when their circumstances and presentation becomes complex and an assessment is needed. We admit from the city, the county and beyond.

Education at The Beacon CAMHS Unit is provided by specialist teaching staff from The Children’s Hospital School. The education staff aim to marry academic and therapeutic progress by working closely with the clinical team.

We aim to liaise with schools as often as possible, and we hope to meet with parents/carers on a weekly basis in the Ward Rounds.

Currently, we offer up to 17.5 hours of education/contact time a week. The rest of the time is spent in therapeutic sessions or individual meetings.

Education is available to students as soon as they are well enough. We are also able to offer some short, certified courses and a Post-16 programme of work for NEET students.

We are delighted with the feedback from our most recent (2017) OFSTED inspection:

“Students receive an outstanding education and make excellent progress. Leaders have a precise understanding of each student. All learning is personalised to provide individual programmes which support students to regain confidence and self-belief as they overcome their health issues and engage in their studies”

” The strong Multi-agency support they receive helps pupils to become confident learners who believe in themselves, despite their anxieties and health difficulties. Pupils benefit from access to a wide range of professionals, within a multidisciplinary team, to support their learning, social, mental health and specific health needs”

The Classrooms

The Beacon classroom
The Classroom