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Welcome to our new contract ‘Alternative Learning Opportunities’. Angie and I have recognised in recent years that, although Work Related Learning is a popular service, which is accessed by many schools in and surrounding the city, there is always room for growth.
We have listened to the demands of schools and have worked extremely hard to make almost every request, regarding Alternative Provision a possibility. We can now offer more bespoke and tailored learning programmes, created to suit the individual learner and their needs. What we particularly like about these provisions is that schools can have their say regarding content and delivery.
The pre-designed programmes are great and extremely high quality, which can be accessed almost immediately. However if schools need something even more personalised they can provide our service with an outline and we will have a course designed, speciﬁcally for the learner/s in question.
I am incredibly proud that after so many years of offering Work Related Learning – Vocational Training, we can now adapt such a successful model to create more options for the world of education.”
Jade Neivens - WRL Coordinator and Quality Monitoring Officer.
The purpose of this programme is to deliver outstanding services for children and young people requiring access to bespoke education.
Our aim is to ensure that vulnerable young people are appropriately supported and on the appropriate bespoke package of provision to encourage progress. We will provide ﬂexible, personalised, alternative provision for 10-19 year old learners to complement the existing school curriculum. In addition we will support and apply innovative solutions to organise enrichment activities that are designed to lead to increased engagement, improved attendance and retention.
This programme aims to raise the conﬁdence and self-esteem of learners, enabling them to achieve personal goals and to progress onwards in a positive educational journey. We propose to deliver specialised provision as required to support learners with identiﬁed barriers to learning.
The Department for Education says every child should “beneﬁt from a high-quality education and equal opportunity, regardless of their background” and alternative provision can be a lifeline for children and parents offering smaller classes and more tailored support. (** Nov 2018).
In recent years it has become apparent that there is a need for WRL to develop the provision and the age range of young people who we currently work with on our original contract. Schools are requiring more bespoke programmes - support and development. To ensure every individual child is able to reach their potential by offering support, inspiring and innovative solutions that support the inclusion of all children into our education system. We aim for our service to be a beacon of excellence.
Bespoke programmes of delivery which will ensure that vulnerable children and young people are kept safe and healthy, can access their learning through elimination of barriers, achieve well, and are provided with opportunities to make a positive contribution, to their education; preparing them for the world of work and employment, thus assisting in reducing the Coventry NEET statistics.
Our new programmes consist of;