What We Do
Springboard works closely with young people and their families to engage them in learning and facilitate transition to their next appropriate placement. This may be a return to school, college, specialist placement or alternative provider.
Staff will identify the areas in learning and pastoral care that need to be supported and work with the pupil and family to put this in place, or make recommendations to the mainstream school regarding appropriate next steps.
We take a stepped approach to improving attendance and engagement by challenging young people to increase their resilience. For some this may mean moving from 1-2-1 tuition to group tuition on our site and finally a return to mainstream or an alternate provision.
For pupils receiving 1-2-1 tuition, there is an expectation that they will complete work in addition to their face to face tuition sessions, as part of their blended learning programme. Completion of additional work will form part of the allocated additional hours, and will count towards their attendance.
Behaviour for Learning
Springboard supports many highly vulnerable young people. Expectations for behaviour are high, in order to enable all who attend to feel safe. Safety plans are discussed and created for all pupils who attend on site.
Support for transition/reintegration
Pupils are prepared to move on to their next stage with support via:
- A broad and balanced curriculum that facilitates personal development;
- An offer of 1-2-1 sessions to identify needs and develop a personalised development plan;
- Completion of a personal transition portfolio.