Timings – Half day (2.5 hours) or full days (5 hours).
Duration – Free taster sessions available, 4/ 6/ 12 week, long term/ ongoing.
The 1-1 programmes are entirely student led programme with the aim addressing a young persons needs so that they are better able to access learning.
Programmes are taught in a practical way with an exchange of skills and knowledge in order to increase self-esteem and confidence. Ultimately resilience will be further developed so that the young person is able to deal with unpredictable life events at school or in life in general.
Activities include environmental education, heritage crafts, countryside stewardship, forestry, gardening, landscaping, healthy eating, camp fire cooking, bushcraft skills, mindfulness, games, music and crafts.
Monitoring learning and progression – We have developed our own system of daily reporting where students are assessed on their Effort, Behaviour, Engagement and Support for Others. These indicators are marked on a scale of 0 – 4, which when totalled will give an overall grade for their day. These scores are then tabulated and plotted on a graph to show overall trends, strengths or areas for improvement.
Students can work towards modular qualifications under AQA Unit Award Scheme . This will accredit the learning taking place and skills being developed. These awards are from Pre-Entry Level to Level 3.
Wellbeing assessment – A student’s wellbeing is assessed at the start and end of short term (6 week) programmes and intermittently for longer term programmes. This tool helps identify underlying factors that we might not necessarily be aware of, giving an overall better understanding of a young person’s needs.
Reporting – Individual reporting takes place at the end of programmes, or at the end of every term depending on programme duration.