We passionately believe that learning can come in a variety of forms and that being ‘smart’ is something we all have when given the right experiences and opportunities. We have the concepts of Thrive at the heart of everything we do. In addition, we recognise the importance of foundational concepts such as Bloom’s taxonomy, Emotional intelligence and the importance of key skills in developing every individual. These are the things we look for during our sessions and celebrate.
Our experience tells us that young people may be at different points along their journey when they join us, and we know that every individual is unique. With this in mind, we work closely with our commissioning partners to co-construct a bespoke plan for everyone. We focus planning on one or more of these phases:
This is for young people who need a personal and therapeutic intervention to move them towards a more secure, safe and optimistic viewpoint.
Re-engagement in Learning
In learning. In this phase we structure sessions towards more concrete goals and encourage routine, structure and a more sustainable way of life.
This phase is about an effective and comfortable transition back into education for our young people. During this phase we work closely with both the school and young person to ensure the process is handled with the appropriate care and attention. This encourages a sustainable and positive outcome.
Bespoke Additional Needs, Shared Care and Enrichment
This area of our provision is devised on an individual needs basis. Many young people require a tailored package of support which could involve support and management of complex needs or wider circumstances. We pride ourselves on being able to meet the needs of all individuals and have varied experience through working with young people who have SEND, attachment needs, who are in care and those who require interventions to improve their physical and mental health.
We provide both on-site at our HQ and off-site provision dependent on the individual’s situation. Our service is designed to be highly flexible with some of our young people having just one session a week, and others having daily sessions. This flexibility helps us to meet both individuals’ and commissioners’ requirements. Our mentors are in regular contact with commissioning professionals, to ensure the service we are providing is meeting their needs, and more importantly the needs of the young person. We do this through setting goals and revising them to direct our provision. Following each session our mentors provide a detailed session report to evidence the work they have done and help to plan for future sessions.
Our team has a diverse range of skills and specialities. This allows us to match our mentors effectively with young people referred to us. We only recruit those who are passionate about our area of work which is why our team is so inspiring.
Additional services are available to create a 360 ° package. This includes work with parents, Thrive assessments and programmes and attendance at multi-agency meetings. Our work with the Ignite Life charity enables us to provide some activities and support during holidays, evenings and weekends at a reduced rate.