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I worked for SGSE for 5 years after leaving the prison service. The service SGSE provide is amazing, the care and patience shown to influence positive change of behaviours and mindset is commendable. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with SGSE and have enjoyed revisiting their sites and young people in my new role as a Firefighter. I would highly recommend SGSE not because I worked for them previously, but because their results and the positive impact they have on the children and young people within their provision is clear to see.
I just wanted to write to you to say thank you for all the work you and your team have put in to helping not just E but us as a family.
We had gone through a series of exclusions with the school that my son attended. He had been misdiagnosed earlier in his last school (KS2) and we were waiting for a new series of assessments as nothing had changed. His behaviour was challenging to say the least. It got to the point where it was pointless sending him in to school as it was such a negative and soul destroying experience for him. SGSE were recommended to me as an option for an alternative education placement.
From the first time E was collected by one of your mentor’s I could see the difference in his confidence and as he has always suffered from high anxiety levels due to the behaviour/treatment merry-go-round at schools this was a huge boost for him. The staff that my son worked with were informative and straight with us so we felt comfortable that the care he was receiving was working for him.
The placements he attended were in the right area for him, (animals/reptile care) alongside him receiving the correct diagnosis and medical care this really helped with his personal growth. It was the lifeline we all needed. If it wasn’t for the opportunities that SGSE afforded my son then we would all be in very different and difficult place.
Thank you, having access to SGSE changed everything. I will always be really grateful for the care and consistency. Most of all, for me personally… peace of mind.
Some words from E below.
“10 out of 10, felt loads happier, less nervous and depressed. They need more recognition. Gus is the best mentor and really helped me understand about health, exercise, fashion and how to socialise properly and have fun without acting like a total goofball. We did lots of learning as well, especially about animals.” – E
The daily attendance emails we receive allow us to act swiftly with regard to safeguarding. The weekly attendance reports provide a simple overview to allow us to spot and monitor patterns of absenteeism. Whenever there is an issue that needs immediate attention, your Operations Manager has contacted me in person via email or telephone allowing me where necessary to record this on our child protection/safeguarding system. I am pleased that our learners are making academic progress with you. Please pass on my appreciation to the SGSE team.
My child progressed massively and he found a new found confidence which improved his understanding on things.
My child loved the SGSE staff who were very good at nurturing and developing my child’s academic skills as well as social interaction and productive play, which was vital as he has sensory difficulties.
I love SGSE and the caring genuine good teachers and mentors. You’re all so welcoming and amazing.
We, the family of Y are very grateful to SGSE’s support and the help you have provided for Y in his time with you.
Thank you so much.
As well as the mentoring service, SGSE provides quality one to one support for students who require an alternative curriculum. Work placements are chosen to meet the student’s individual interests and needs, not only to develop work related skills and independence, but to overcome barriers to learning that were present in traditional educational environments. Stewart has a real insight into the needs of the children and is passionate that an alternative education should provide development opportunities for the ‘whole’ child. His time working with young offenders has given him a wealth of experience in understanding the difficulties some young people face and how complex their lives can be. Stewart and the SGSE Team are passionate about achieving good outcomes for all young people including those who have experienced trauma or have had a troubled upbringing.
SGSE has given our students a real purpose and direction for their futures and have enabled our young people to develop into well rounded individuals.