Our 'bread and butter' is providing a high quality programme of education for all students. However, we have students with us for varying lengths of time depending on their need and like to think our programmes work on a 'continuum' - if a child enters our programme at an earlier age our hope for them is that they maintain their place in their mainstream school, until the end of their phase of education, but might join us from time to time for some alternative provision. Our programmes include:
- BRIDGES (primary school age 5-11): students who have been permanently excluded from school
- BRIDGES DIRECT (primary school age 5-11): students needing support in their own schools - the support is provided to the student, the teachers who work with the students or the leadership team interested in developing inclusive practice or alternative provision in their own schools
- ON COURSE (secondary age - ideally year 7&8) - 4 week programme, early intervention
- DISCOVERY (secondary age - year 7/8/9): students who have been permanently excluded
- INTERIM KS3 (year 7/8): students who need a little more time with us before reintegrating back to their mainstream school or on to a new school
- BASE KS3 (year 9): students in year 9 who are not ready to move on to a new school or who have twice been permanently excluded and with us for a longer spell
- BASE KS4 SHORT-TERM (year 10/11): approx 8 weeks for students who have been permanently excluded and are being reintegrated back into a new school
- BASE KS4 LONG-TERM (year 10/11): 12 weeks+ - students who will be with us until the end of year 11 due to a permanent exclusion or students who are on dual-roll with us and their mainstream school
- FLO (Foundation Learning Opportunities - year 9): students are with us 1 or 2 days a week on dual-roll with their mainstream school. Students study Entry Level and Level 1 qualifications either in preparation for vocational study in year 10/11 or as an engagement and skills building opportunity
- SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMME (SEP - year 10/11): students are with us 1 or 2 days a week on dual-roll with their mainstream school. Students usually study vocational/technical subjects and remain engaged with their home school.
- NEXT STEPS (year 1-11): a specialist provision for students with an EHCP who have been referred to us from the Special Educational Needs Support Service (SENSS) in Oxfordshire. Schools cannot refer children to this programme.
- LINK WORK: a specialist mentor programme available to schools to support students in years 7-10 who are at risk of exclusion from school. This Link Workers on this programme will provide bespoke support for school working with students on a 1-1 basis on areas such as: low self-esteem, self-management of behaviour, building resilience, personal learning skills.
- OUTREACH: as you would expect, we have a number of colleagues with expertise in working with young people who are finding school difficult. We can offer support to schools for students or groups of students either in the school setting or in agreed alternative places of education.
- CPD/PROFESSIONAL LEARNING: We offer Professional Development Support to schools in the areas of Restorative Practice; Team Teach; Behaviour Management; running Thinking Circles; internal alternative provision solutions for a school etc.. If you need our support give us a call and we will help in any way we can.
Please click on the relevant tabs on the menu to see more information about each programme.