Working in partnership

We work closely with GMW NHS Trust colleagues to ensure that medical care and education are a harmonious blend of nurturing support for our young people. Our common vision is for the students’ recovery. We aim to overcome any barriers to learning and to prepare them for their future once discharged. There are many demands on a student’s time e.g. for education, therapies, appointments and close communication between all stakeholders ensures that we get a best fit for each individual. College staff contribute to weekly ward reviews, CPA (Care Program Approach) meetings and discharge reports. We have a daily handover at the beginning and end of each day to ensure close communication about what has happened on the ward and on college areas e.g. in lessons or in after school clubs. College staff attend unit away days and we ensure that Trust staff are invited to college events such as sports days. Trust staff are also represented on our Governing Body and this ensures Trust involvement at a strategic level.