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I have good relationship with my tutor, I love working and learning with animals. My confidence has grown and I now feel better about talking to people. I prefer to be at SGSE than at school because I enjoy my learning with them.
The SGSE team cannot be thanked enough for the work they have done with our students. They have clearly had such a positive impact on our pupil’s moral, social, and educational attainment. The ‘in school’ group work and one to one mentoring service has helped the students focus on their social skills, communication, interaction, emotional regulation and conduct. This in turn has impacted on their levels of engagement across the curriculum and attitudes towards one another.
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.
SGSE have been able to build up positive relationships with some of our most complex and challenging young people. These are young people often struggling to manage with school life, non-attending, and drifting into anti-social behaviour. They have effectively ‘given up’ on learning, but the SGCS Team is able to bring them back on track and give them a sense of purpose and direction. The difference we see in these young people is amazing, not just in terms of raising confidence and self-esteem – all their work is structured and evidence based, working towards clear measurable targets and accreditation. Everyone, including the young person, can see the progress being made.
The after school club is great! I have so much fun, we play lots of games, do arts and crafts. I also do my homework with Miss (after school club staff). I love it.
I hated school, I never got on with it and it seemed like people had given up on me, it seemed like I wasn’t going to get an education and I didn’t really care. Since I started with SGSE its all totally changed. I love coming to my education sessions, I am learning loads of new things and I now know I want to get a job working with animals. SGSE have made me realise how important education for my future. I am now wanting to learn more and achieve my Maths and English qualifications, something that I never wanted to do or thought was important. I have a great relationship with my tutor who is always supporting me when things get tough. SGSE has made me feel like I am doing well for the first time.
Having worked closely with SGSE and their alternative provision and mentoring aspect, I would highly recommend SGSE for any young person not managing with mainstream education. SGSE provide an unique learning package especially where the Keyworkers are with the young person the majority of their learning. The young person is able to build a positive and trustworthy relationship with the Keyworker and other staff with SGSE. Working with young people that struggle emotionally, are involved with ASB and have other learning needs, I have recommended SGSE to mainstream schools for alternative provision and as a lead professional for families and child I engage with I would look forward to working SGSE in the future.