For some children who have had limited success in formal education or struggled in specialist settings Five Rivers Outreach offers a proven alternative. We have 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 target work to fill in gaps so that young people can make successful transitions back to school or on to college placements or apprenticeships.
The young people work in community settings with 2 or more staff depending on the needs identified. Their educational programme varies according to the aims of the work discussed with the commissioning caseworker. Bespoke packages are put together utilising Five Rivers trained staff and approved specialist providers. Each child could have access to: academic subjects (English, Maths, Science ICT, Humanities, PSHE, PE) and kinaesthetic learning and practical activities such as horticulture, mechanics, art, music as well as therapeutic input for example equine therapy.
Young people are able to accredit their achievements through AQA Unit Awards, ASDAN Awards and Entry Level Examinations.