Pebbles Education Launches Adapt Learning

Adapt Learning at Pebbles Care

We are delighted to announce that our ground-breaking Adapt Learning model is now offered to the children and young people in our care, providing bespoke, life-changing education pathways.

Adapt Learning offers full-time education to young people where previous school placements have broken down or been ineffectual due to a significant level of trauma impeding the integration into a traditional school model. We now offer a 5-part curriculum, focusing on academic, enrichment, engagement and social, emotional and mental health.

Therapeutic approaches are very much at the centre of Adapt Learning and we have built in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and a range of other therapies specific to individuals as an integrated part of the curriculum, completing more traditional learning in the process.

Our blended offer includes:

Education Model at Pebbles Care

Rationale For Change

Richard Graveling at Pebbles Care

“Elements of what has become Adapt Learning came about through necessity during Covid-19 lockdown,” explained Richard Graveling, our former Head of Education.

“Through monthly tracking of wellbeing indicators and levels of skills development through our unique skills framework, we identified improved outcomes and accelerated progress through blended learning, particularly online learning and education at home supported by skilled care professionals.”

He continued: “Using this data, we were able to develop and pilot five learning pathways, and the adapted, blended approach has led to improved outcomes for most of our learners.

“The aspiration is that young people physically attend school for twenty-five hours per week, but we know the reality is that most of the individuals in our care need significant support and flexible pathways to achieve this over a period of time.”


A typical timetable will focus on three sessions per day, split into core skills development, themed learning and enrichment activities, and vocational skills development.

This could see the young people study English language and maths, then take part in Princes’ Trust Activity and equine therapy. There is also the opportunity to volunteer in the community, for speech and language therapy, and for yoga for trauma, as per the below example:

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Education is about sharpening senses; nurturing and developing every individual so they can unlock the magic awaiting them to flourish in the years ahead.