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Registrations for 2024 Kiltwalks now OPEN

December 2023

Dates have been announced and registration is now open for the 2024 Kiltwalks. Raise money for The Jane Moore Trust and have a great day out.

Our First Ever Christmas Charity Raffle

November 2023

We are thrilled to announce our first ever Christmas Charity Raffle to help raise funds for the vital services we provide for young people.

Our Prize Sponsors:

Tranquillity by Kirsty McBain

Ladybank Golf Club

Silk by Lilias

Beyond Adventure

Tay House Dunkeld

Highland Offroad

Donna Ashworth

Leanne Marie Nails

Nails By Cal

Vodafone UK Charities Connected

November 2023

Our application has been successful and Vodafone UK Charities Connected will be providing 10 SIM cards containing 40GB data each month and unlimited UK calls and texts for a period of 6 months. These SIM cards will be provided to young people supported by our Throughcare/Aftercare team in moments of crisis, so they may stay in touch with our team and other support services, including DWP and housing, until their own phones are returned or they are able to sustain a contract.

Health and Fitness month

August 2023

Throughout August we challenged our young people to participate in a variety of fitness activities, and taught them about the important impact that exercise has on our health – both mentally and physically.

Primary School opened by John Swinney MSP

August 2023

MSP of North Perthshire, John Swinney, cut the ribbon to the primary school to mark the official opening. You can view all the photographs and news from the opening on our Facebook page.

Primary School opening makes the news

August 2023

We were delighted the opening of our Primary School made the news.

Moore House Group, Dunkeld Campus awarded prestigious ADHD Friendly School Award by the ADHD Foundation.

July 2023

Moore House Group in Dunkeld has been awarded the prestigious ADHD Friendly School Award by the ADHD Foundation for their work with children with ADHD this academic year.

Daniel Johnson MSP unveiled a plaque for the ADHD School Friendly Award at the Moore House Group, Dunkeld Campus.

To read our full press release click the link below.

Virtual Neurodiversity Conference 2023

Witherslack Group have shared the news of their upcoming virtual conference titled ‘Empowering Neurodiverse Children To Shine’ aimed at parents and carers.

The conference will take place on Wednesday 19th July 2023, 10am-3pm – we thought you may be interested in attending this event.

During the day, they will host four expert-led presentations sharing advice and expertise, celebrating our neurodiverse children, empowering them to be the best version of themselves. There will also be opportunities to have your questions answered at the end of each session. Here’s the conference line up:

Understanding & Supporting Executive Functioning:
Colin Foley, Training Director, ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity
PBS: Putting Our Children At The Centre: Stephen Howell, Lead Practitioner, Witherslack Group
Managing Behaviour In The Summer Holidays: Arron Hutchinson, Education Training Director and Therapeutic Practitioner, ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity
Exploring Monotropism & The Double Empathy Theory: Katie Wade, Senior Occupational Therapist & Jessica Lofthouse, Senior Speech & Language Therapist, Witherslack Group

Sign up for your free place at https://www.witherslackgroup.co.uk/resources/virtual-neurodiversity-conference-empowering-neurodiverse-children-to-shine/

Summer 2023 Prize Giving

June 2023

We are all so proud of all our children and young people’s attainment and achievements over this academic year – we celebrated with families, partners and friends at our Summer 2023 Prize Giving on 28th June 2023. We wish our leavers all the very best for their next chapter in their learning journey.

Sports Day

June 2023

The sun shone for sports day at Moore House Academy, Dunkeld.

Jumping for joy!

June 2023

Some exciting work has been taking place on campus this month as the Estate’s team prepare the ground for our new trampoline.

Leavers Celebration 2023

May 2023

Excited children, young people and staff as it is our Summer Leavers 2023 event 31st May.

Preparations were underway with the colourful and delicious Mocktail Station.

We are so proud of all our leavers as they head off to the next chapter of their learning journey at colleage UHI Perth Fife College Dundee and Angus College.

MHA Week

May 2023

At our Moore House Dunkeld Campus we do our best to look after each other’s wellbeing on a daily basis, but focusing on anxiety as this year’s official theme for Mental Health Awareness Week.

Our week was especially full of various little activities incorporated into our timetables such as nature walks, mindful breathing, board games and trying new foods. Well done to Ria (S5) and Finn (S1) who teamed up and led the whole school assembly on Cyberbullying and its effect on our mental health.

ITAKOM Conference

March 2023

Staff were delighted to attend the ITAKOM Conference in Edinburgh.

ITAKOM (It Takes All Kinds of Minds) was an international conference entirely focused on the far-reaching concept of neurodiversity. Bringing together different perspectives, we can better understand neurodiversity, and create a neurodiversity affirmative world. 

DDP Level 1 training

March 2023

Huge Congratulations to some of The Jane Moore Trust staff who completed their DDP Level 1 training today with Moore House Group

Art Therapy at Moore House, Dunkeld

February 2023

The children and young people have been learning about different types of art mediums in class. They have been sampling pastels, acrylic paints and oils and have produced some excellent art. We decided to organise a small art exhibition to showcase their work and will be providing regular workshops at school for all to enjoy the benefits of art therapy.

Health & Wellbeing is at the heart of all we do at Moore House Academy, Dunkeld

February 2023

Children and young people, supported by their dedicated staff team, enjoyed some sessions of curling at Perth Ice Rink recently.

Celebrating International Day of Women & Girls in Science

February 2023

Moore House Academy, Dunkeld staff recently promote the achievements and aspirations of our girls whilst celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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Special Support for The Jane Moore Trust

Sunday Times Best Selling Author Donna Ashworth has shared her beautiful poem ‘SPECIAL’ with supporters of The Jane Moore Trust and would encourage a donation of £2 to the charity in way of support.

Donna Ashworth

SPECIAL

If you love a child who’s special 

in the way their brain maps out

then chances are you know 

what tiger love is all about 

the need to fight their corner 

when they’re up against that wall 

the instinct of the mother

can make you 12 feet tall 

you’ll understand the surge of love 

from deep within your soul 

when that little fighter hits 

another hard-won goal

the world can feel so scary 

as you watch them leave your door 

your heart within your mouth

your stomach on the floor

if you love a child who’s different 

the world can’t understand 

you’ll know the joyous moments 

when they truly learn to stand

your pride is off the scale 

your love a wondrous thing 

I’m glad you know the special light 

that special children bring.

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Baroness Linklater

It was Veronica who founded the New School, Butterstone, driven by a determination that young people, left behind by mainstream education, should be given the chance to turn their lives around. And so it turned out. For the next 30 years, a generation of pupils, rejected, and often traumatised by their previous experiences, discovered the life they never had, in the caring and encouraging atmosphere Veronica had created. 

The inspiration was her daughter Freya, who had known little but misery in the various schools, north and south of the border as Veronica searched for a placement that met Freya’s additional support needs. Bullied and neglected, Freya had found herself isolated, “drowning at the back of the class,” as her mother described it. 

There was only one solution – to found a school that listened to the children she called “educationally fragile,” and gear its classes and its curriculum to their needs. She called it the New School, Butterstone, because it was housed in the building where her parents had once started a successful girls’ school. At the New School, children who had known little but isolation, came together to support each other. The teachers learned as much from them as they did from the staff, nurtured by an atmosphere that encouraged mutual support and built confidence. “We need to tell each pupil that ‘it’s brilliant to be you,’” Veronica used to say. And when Freya, after her first term told her: “I have some sunshine in me now,” she felt her mission had been accomplished.

Moore House Academy, Dunkeld has embraced that legacy, and, today, is transforming the lives of another generation of children, giving the real aspirations in life just as Veronica did all those years ago.

Moore House Academy, Dunkeld (The Jane Moore Trust) is one of 3 schools within the Moore House Group.


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We offer a range of responsive services that include education, employability, social enterprise, social housing, and access to psychological support.

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We support children and young people leaving care aged 15 to 26 and provide sector-leading residential and education provision for neurodiverse children and young people aged 5 to 18.

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