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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Learning and vocational training

Supporting young people into work or training is something we pro-actively encourage here at Ardenleigh. Our James Brindley School provides a fantastic stepping stone, beginning with a personalised curriculum plan which is developed to meet the needs of the individual.

We continue to strive to offer a curriculum that is broad and balanced, which provides opportunities for personalised learning.  All students follow courses in English, Mathematics, ICT, Design Technology, Food Technology, Humanities, Art, P.E, PSHE/Citizenship and the ASDAN suite of awards scheme.  We are constantly reviewing the different courses available to our young people within these subjects so that we are able to offer a range of different accreditations to suit different needs.

All pupils follow their set timetable, but thanks to our small groups, we have the flexibility to be able to adapt our planning to accommodate different learning needs.

We work hard to develop a close working relationship between education staff and all other disciplines to encourage and motivate each young person to reach his or her full potential.

Click here to find out more information on our education facility at Ardenleigh.


Learning and vocational training


Mark's story

When Mark* came into our service at Ardenleigh he was very unwell and needed help. Our staff supported Mark towards recovery, working together with him to set realistic goals whilst encouraging him in his educational and vocational training.

Mark is now back at home and attending college working towards a BTEC in sport.

* Service user’s name has been changed