If your child is admitted to Poplar Adolescent Unit - Education Provision they will be provided with education on site. Each young person has an education programme suited to their individual needs. The Key Teacher will contact the school where your child is on roll to share information and arrange for work to be sent. Often young people have experienced difficulties in school and we work hard to build a good relationship with the school so that we can help them support your child on their return. Your child’s school will be invited to review meetings at the Poplar Adolescent Unit. This helps them to have a good understanding of your child’s needs.

The Key Teacher for the young person will contact the parents/carers within the two week assessment period in order to ensure that a working relationship is established and that parents’ views are taken into account when the Individual Education Plan (IEP) is written. The Key Teacher will also speak with the young person to find out whether there have been difficulties in school and work with them to find solutions to problems.

Copies of the full Education reports for CPA Review are given to the young person, their parents/carers, the home school link person and CAMHS Care Co-ordinator. Discussion on progress in Education takes place within the CPA Review. Further discussion following the meeting is welcomed if parents/carers wish to take this opportunity. Informal discussion on progress may take place between meetings.

Where young people are not currently in education, employment or training we will work with the appropriate bodies to find suitable provision. 

The Head of Education and members of the Education Department welcome contact with parents/carers. This contact can be in person, by telephone or by email.

If your child is due to be taking exams it is possible for the exams to be taken at Poplar Adolecent Unit - Education Provision. We are an examination centre and arrangements can be made to transfer entries from the home school.


Thank you for everything you have done for me. I have loved coming down to education to help me recover. You have helped me find things I like that I never knew I did. You have helped me find myself again and helped me gain confidence. I will miss spending every day with you chatting and laughing. 

Thank you for all the support and the things you have done with me. I will miss edeucation. Thank you for teaching me ukulele and badminton, and that I can do things if I be patient and just try and never give up. Keep dunking biscuits and try not to scare off patients with your maths!

The education centre made M feel very comfortable and she was able to continue her studies during her stay. 

K's absence from school has affected her school work but the education that she received in hospital certainly helped to fill some gaps.  

(Staff member) was fantastic with K and he was very good at communicating. His assistance with K's reintroduction back to school was very helpful.

 The education centre staff were fantastic, they kept in contact throughout the time B was there with regular emails.  They were always there to support myself and B even when B was having problems I was able to send them an email and that really helped.


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