Welcome to Educate U.
I am in the very privileged position to be the Headteacher of our unique, child-focused and forward-thinking school. Our school offers a bespoke education for each of our children, underpinned by the very strong conviction that each of our students has the right to access a programme which allows him or her to flourish, both academically and emotionally.
Our staff are highly trained and we centre our provision around pace language, where we explore our children’s thoughts, feelings, dreams, aspirations and fears, alongside them so that their journey is never unaccompanied. We learn about each of our children with their wider community, including family, previous settings and professionals that may work with them, so that we can offer the nurture, support and academic provision which fits their needs.
Alongside well-being programmes and our experienced therapy dogs, our children thrive due to our school celebrating and valuing them for the unique people they are. We understand that each child comes to us for a reason; it is our mission that each child will leave us with the skills, tools, qualifications and emotional well-being to fly into their future.
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At Educate U, we provide an inclusive education to children and young people who are in need of a trauma informed education placement. We offer placements to young people who have ASD, ADHD, high anxiety, attachment, and trauma needs.
We offer full time education in a small bespoke setting to young people aged 5 –16.
We work within a nurturing environment offering academic and social opportunities with the aim to promote and build self-esteem and to build up their resilience in school and within a social setting.
We use an inclusive, trauma informed approach to learning and provide a nurturing environment and bespoke educational package to meet the child’s needs.
Our staff team are experienced and trained to support children who have SEN and have experienced attachment and trauma within their lives.
We have a full-time Therapist & a Wellbeing Lead working with our children and staff.
We offer an extensive activity programme to engage our children within their interests and in the community.
We are open to other colleges with regards to the Baker Clause.
We offer full time education to children who are experiencing difficulties accessing their education. We will explore the causes of the difficulties and develop strategies from a trauma informed viewpoint to support the child. Every child and young person have a wealth of potential and we are here to unlock it.
We believe that every child is important and deserves the best educational chances. Working together, we can achieve this and prepare our youngsters for a brighter future and to enjoy and love learning.
Educate U is also here to help students to develop their social skills and to be confident and respectful, both in their interactions with other people and as self-advocates.
We will support students to develop skills both in their learning and in their personal development.
Appropriate and effective communication skills are key to enable people to manage in a wider community. It is important to put the joy back into learning to identify the positives in attending school.
We will work towards supporting young people who are struggling in an education environment and need support to change behaviours or perceptions of school.
Due to the vulnerable nature of our children, we will ensure we deliver information on an individual and small group basis, working with all our students to help them to understand the social, emotional and legal aspects that are associated.
Each young person will be considered on an individual basis.
Educate U admission criteria:
- Referred by education authorities, social workers, parents, foster agencies, schools
- Aged between 5 – 16
- School anxieties, Trauma, attachment
- Health issues