For children who have had limited success in formal education, or who have struggled in specialist settings, Five Rivers’ 1ACE Outreach offers a proven alternative.
We have experienced, specialist teachers and support workers who help to develop the whole child. Our holistic approach boosts confidence, self-esteem and helps young people to develop the skills to be a successful learner. Academic testing helps us to target work that fills in the gaps so that young people can make successful transitions back to school or on to college placements or apprenticeships. A Thrive informed approach is used to recognise and reduce barriers to learning and create a personalised curriculum.
The young people work in community settings with two or more staff (depending on the identified needs). Their educational programme varies according to the aims of the work discussed with the commissioning caseworker. We create bespoke packages, using the skills of both Five Rivers’ trained staff and approved specialist providers.
Each child can have access to both academic subjects (English, Maths, Science ICT, Humanities, PSHE, PE, Relationship education) and kinaesthetic learning and practical activities such as horticulture, photography, trampolining and gymnastics, media, music skills, mechanics, art, carpentry, welding, as well as therapeutic input such as equine therapy and forest skills.
Young people are able to accredit their achievements through AQA Unit Awards, ASDAN Awards and Entry Level Examinations.