Empowering Every Young Person with a Personalised Interest Education

Bespoke Learning.

At Blue Mountain Education, we believe that every looked-after child deserves a safe and nurturing environment to heal and thrive. Our trauma-informed school, operated by Blue Mountain Homes, offers just that. With a focus on personalised learning, we deliver bespoke packages of Personal Interest Education (PI-E) that are tailored to each child’s unique interests, strengths, and learning style. By wrapping the curriculum around the young person, we create a meaningful and engaging learning experience that is relevant to their lives. Our approach is designed to support each young person academically, emotionally, and socially, helping them reach their full potential. Blue Mountain Education is a school that understands and supports looked-after children in their healing and growth.

Blue Mountain Education is an independent Trauma Informed School that offers bespoke education to looked after children in the care of Blue Mountain Homes. We’re proud to say that our school has been rated “Good” by Ofsted, and we currently operate across four locations, catering to up to 15 young people.

Our school is specifically designed for young people with social emotional behaviour difficulties and mild learning disabilities, many of whom may have previously had negative experiences with education. At Blue Mountain Education, we believe in a personalised approach to learning that starts from each young person’s unique starting point.

Our experienced staff work closely with our students to create individual learning plans that take into account their specific needs and interests. This tailored approach ensures that our students can progress at their own pace and receive the support they need to succeed both academically and emotionally.

We understand that every young person is different, and that’s why we are dedicated to providing an inclusive and nurturing environment that promotes healing, resilience, and growth.

 This includes providing a calm and predictable atmosphere, minimizing sensory triggers, and creating spaces where students can feel safe and secure.

We firmly believe in the importance of social and emotional learning. That’s why we place it at the heart of everything we do. We aim to promote resilience and healing among our young people, helping them to develop the skills and emotional intelligence they need to thrive both in and out of the classroom.

At Blue Mountain Education, we’re committed to providing a well-rounded education that prepares our students for success in all aspects of life. We believe that social and emotional learning is a crucial component of this and we strive to incorporate it into every aspect of our curriculum.

At Blue Mountain Education, we are guided by a set of core values that reflect our commitment to creating a safe, supportive, and inclusive learning environment. Our values include:

  1. Respectful: We believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect, regardless of their background or circumstances. We foster a culture of inclusivity, where everyone feels valued and supported.
  2. Courteous: We promote a spirit of kindness and politeness, where simple acts of courtesy can make a big difference.
  3. Considerate: We encourage our young people, teachers, and adults to be considerate and thoughtful in their interactions with one another. We promote a spirit of empathy and understanding, where everyone takes the time to understand and support each other.
  4. Trust and Consistency: We understand that trust is essential in any healthy relationship, and we strive to build trust with each other. We are consistent in our approach to teaching and learning, creating a predictable and stable environment that helps our young people feel secure and supported.
  5. Honesty and Responsibility: We believe in the importance of honesty and integrity in all our interactions. We encourage our young people to take responsibility for their actions and to hold themselves accountable for their choices.
  6. High Expectations: We have high expectations for our young people and ourselves, and we encourage everyone to strive for excellence.
  7. Positive Role Models:  We also recognise the importance of positive role models and work to model the behaviours and attitudes that we hope to instil in our young people.

At Blue Mountain Education, our core values serve as a compass, guiding our decisions and actions and helping us create a learning environment that supports the growth and development of each and every young person.

Education Progress

L's Story

Prior to attending Blue Mountain Education, L had refused to attend any form of education for 2 years, L was initially extremely reluctant to attend and engage in education due to the anxiety surrounding his starting point and confidence in his ability. Blue Mountain Education initially focussed on developing relationships, using strategies including vocational learning to encourage him to attend the hub. L was able to access Functional Skills, working from his starting point. The small numbers in the school enabled him to be supported in a safe, nurturing environment. L was able to achieve functional skills qualifications and progress to a plumbing course at post-16.

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