Moore House Academy Butterstone

Moore House Academy: Butterstone, is located in a tranquil, rural environment near Dunkeld, Perthshire. The school provides small group specialist day and residential care and education, including therapeutic support, for children and young people aged 11 to 18 years, whose high levels of anxiety and social communication impede their emotional development and prevent success in learning.  Many of our young people have a diagnosis of autism.

Our staff work within the underpinning philosophy of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), thus promoting our nurturing ethos and the development of strong relationships in order to gain the trust of each child or young person. ​ We have a strong focus on health and wellbeing and work with partners to help build resilience in our young people.

All our teachers are fully qualified and registered with the GTCS. Our skilled teaching assistants add invaluable support.  We provide flexible and creative learning opportunities within carefully planned personalised learning pathways that are rooted in the framework of Curriculum for Excellence. We ensure full entitlement within our BGE curriculum utilising the potential of interdisciplinary learning for many young people. In addition, our sensory curriculum supports the needs of our young people with significant and complex needs. Our young people at the Senior Phase are supported to achieve National level qualifications at an appropriate level that can include Highers and Advanced Highers. Work experience and links with colleges and universities help to develop our young workforce. ​Our care and education staff plan and work together closely for the young people who live in our homes to ensure consistency across our 24 hour curriculum.

Regular self evaluation at all levels helps us to disseminate good practice as well as to respond quickly to any identified issues. 

Please have a look at the relevant prospectus linked below for a more in-depth view of Moore House Academy: Butterstone.

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