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 (2023) OFSTED inspection:

“The Children’s Hospital School continues to be an outstanding school”

” Pupils receive an exceptional standard of education and care”

” The school goes the extra mile to re-engage pupils successfully in learning. Staff show high levels of understanding and empathy towards pupil’s social, emotional, and mental health needs.”

“Each school site and every learning space has been carefully thought through. Pupils say that they feel calm, settled and safe. Pupils behaviour and attitudes are exceptional.”

“There are high ambitions for all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities(SEND).”

The Classrooms

The Beacon classroom
The Classroom