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Bespoke programmes

We offer tailored programmes which are designed to operate within any mainstream and alternative education setting.

Each programme has independent or statutory inspection evaluations and provides innovative research evidence that underpins the work in all include independent schools.

Turnaround (14 to 19-year-olds)

Turnaround is an evidence-based programme targeted at young people aged 14 to 19-years-old who are at risk of serious harm due to their substance misuse and who have engaged in offending behaviour but have expressed a wish to change.

Turnaround provides intensive full-time (25 hours a week) day care interventions over an eleven week period for groups of up to eight young people.

Young people work on both a one-to-one basis and on group-based activities using a consistent cognitive behavioural approach and specially designed curriculum offer, which is tailored to meet individual need.

Find out more about the current Turnaround programme in South Wales.

Capitalise (14 to 16-year-olds)

Capitalise is a cognitive behaviour approach intervention for KS4 learners which focuses on treating the root causes of poor behaviour in schools rather than the effects – and in particular, on addressing literacy and low self-efficacy.

Capitalise provides an integrated package of literacy and cognitive behavioural support to young people in an educational setting. Supporting the school staff, the Capitalise team target improvements and achievements.

For example, of the Year 10 learners targeted on a project in Cardiff and Newport:

  • 91% improved their attitude towards school
  • 81% improved their attendance record
  • 81% improved behaviour at school
  • 94% achieved Entry Level qualifications.

In addition, of the Year 11 learners targeted:

  • 61% achieved 1 to 4 GCSEs or BTEC qualifications at Grade A-G
  • 39% achieved 5 or more GCSEs or BTEC qualifications at Grade A-G.

Focus (5 to 16-year-olds)

Focus is a mentoring programme which provides young people aged 13 to 16-years-old with the support required to maintain their placements at school and helps them to identify appropriate progression pathways into post-16 provision.

By working with each learner on an individual basis and supporting them to challenge their beliefs and assumptions about themselves, Focus provides young people with the means to develop their personal skills and improve their self-esteem.

In addition, Focus provides intensive support for primary pupils experiencing behavioural, emotional and social difficulties in the classroom. Transition support is also offered for Year 6 learners during their move to secondary school. Reintegration projects continue this support throughout secondary education.

Focus has been delivered successfully in Suffolk and Newport to over 90 young people, helping them to maintain their place in full-time education.