Therapeutic Education

Our Therapeutic programmes are provided by New Ways Safeguarding, who deliver therapeutic intervention and three new types of specialist therapeutic care services.

The New Ways Safeguarding service was established by the leading international forensic psychologist Dr Joe Sullivan to deliver swift responses where children have been exposed to trauma, where sexual boundaries have been breached, when families need support and when professionals seek expertise.

Their work with young people has been in both residential and non-residential settings and has included working extensively with carers, residential teams, families and multi-agency professionals.

Intervention is essential to help them to meet these needs in a different and positive way and learn new skills for self-management.

Supported by the expertise of New Ways Safeguarding, our team of Programme Psychologists and Community Programme Psychologists work directly with children and young people in our schools and form a vital part of our closely triangulated and holistic approach. What is more, our Management, Teaching and Support staff are all extensively therapeutically trained and are guided by the New Ways therapeutic principles, meaning that our pupils’ therapeutic needs, as well as academic and pastoral, are at the heart of everything we do.