We understand that there are often multiple barriers to some students acquiring the skills they need to achieve their full potential. In response to this we build bespoke pathways for our students that include a wide range of vocational options, whilst maintaining a focus on improving their core skills.
Our curriculum model is geared to re-establishing educational opportunity for our students and their families/carers, with an explicit focus on social and emotional development. We have an explicit focus on student’s psychological and emotional health and wellbeing, drawing on powerful psychological models to inform our work.
Our staff team are able to meet the challenge of working with students who have yet to reach their full potential. We know that the first key step is to engage the student and stabilise their educational situation. To do this we work in person-centred ways by putting relationships at the very heart of what we do. Working in this way is recognised by Ofsted as good practice. In their report “Reducing the numbers of young people not in education, employment or training: what works and why” they emphasised the centrality of relationships as the vehicle to get young people back on track, and working towards qualifications.