Ferndene

Ferndene is a purpose built inpatient centre which provides assessment and treatment for 12 to 18 year olds with complex health, behavioural and emotional needs including those with a learning disability.

Newcastle Bridges School based at Ferndene provide formal education and vocational and creative opportunities for young people who are inpatients at Ferndene in Prudhoe, Northumberland.

 

The Wards 

Fraser

 Eight bed unit providing comprehensive assessment and treatment for service users aged from 12-18 years with mental health and developmental needs and mild to moderate learning disability.
 

Stephenson

Seven bed low secure unit providing comprehensive assessment and treatment for service users aged from 14-18 years with mild to moderate learning disability and a requirement for high levels of supervision in a safe environment.
 

Redburn

10 bed unit providing comprehensive assessment and treatment for service users under the age of 18 with early onset psychosis or complex mental health disorders. 

 

PICU

Four bed secure unit providing comprehensive assessment and treatment for service users under the age of 18 with early onset psychosis or complex mental health disorders, providing more intensive nursing support and supervision. 

Teaching 

  • Experienced SEN teachers and support staff
  • Personalised learning opportunities
  • A multidisciplinary approach where communication and learning from other professionals at Ferndene is vital 
  • Regular weekly reviews of progress and learning with the clinical MDT team
  • Bespoke timetables reviewed to reflect learning needs and interests of pupils to gain optimum engagement and achievement in learning despite being in a hospital environment
  • Education Transition Workers who communicate with local authorities as well as schools to ensure links between school, local authority and Ferndene are strong, for robust transition pathways on discharge
  • A broad curriculum to engage all types of learner with different interests: English, Maths, Science, Art, Music, PE, DT, Horticulture, and Humanities
  • Suitable accreditation offers: Functional Skills, Arts Award, AQA Unit Awards, Food Hygiene and First Aid and ASDAN

Contacts 

  • Marie Robson, Department Education Coordinator 
  • Helen McGowan, Assistant Head Teacher 
  • Head of School, Kevin Stafford 

Tel: 01661 838443 

 Email: admin@bridges.newcastle.sch.uk 

Moor Road
Prudhoe
NE42 5PB

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