Working to our include model, we have a track record of preventing social exclusion, both within and outside schools, and making a genuine commitment to and impact upon young people, their families and their communities.
At the core of our work is the belief that everyone has the right to access a mainstream education which allows them to maximise their life chances.
We have developed and refined a unique delivery methodology through evidence-based practice, robust data collection and reflective practice. The methodology addresses and tackles the social, behavioural and emotional barriers that may be holding learners back.
A balanced approach to academic achievement, behavioural modification and personal development progression is realised through:
- having small classes that are nurturing but that stretch learners
- using Cognitive Behavioural Approaches
- implementing a whole school approach to behaviour management.
This approach enables the development of project models that reflect the needs of young people, schools and local authorities, and which use education as a change management tool to improve the attainment, behaviour and life chances of learners.
The methodology used reflects key research interests, which include model design, behavioural management, cognitive behavioural practices and curriculum design.
Staff complete a four module in-house training course which is accredited by the University of South Wales. This Level 4 Certificate in Working with Young People at Risk (Using Cognitive Behavioural Approaches) offers a rare opportunity for both internal and external staff to achieve a formal qualification in an area with limited formally recognised continuing professional development (CPD) courses.
In small groups and using a one-to-one delivery model, staff are able to develop positive relationships with each young person, their families and support agencies.
Behaviour and academic progression are central to our provision, with a broad and balanced curriculum offering pathways for learners from Key Stages 1 to 4. These pathways include reintegration back into mainstream education to nationally recognised Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) qualifications and positive outcomes in education, employment and training.