Alternative Education For Children & Young People
We currently work in Partnership with Chesterfield Community Care Farm, a 23 acre working farm to deliver Alternative Education to the most hard to reach young people from across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
The farm operates as an alternative education centre for children and young people predominantly aged 11-16 (KS3 & KS4), support is provided by qualified tutors/assessors.
We provide our services to children and young people with learning difficulties and diagnosed special educational needs, these opportunities include sensory interaction with the animals, caring for animals, construction skills, learning and developing skills, developing confidence, social skills, independence and self sufficiency.
All our staff are trained to the highest standards and attend regular updates in their training and any additional roles they may have, for example; safeguarding, first aid, health and safety. Our staff have experience in caring for vulnerable children who have profound and multiple learning difficulties, autism, emotional and behaviour difficulties, dyslexia, dyspraxia, global development delay, downs syndrome and dyscalculia.
We pride ourselves in the diversity of our service and our ability to provide opportunities for all.
Benefits from participation include:
- Increased confidence and self esteem
- Increased fitness
- Independence and new skills
- Positive attitude and motivation
- Make new friends and reduce isolation
- Achieve an accredited qualification
- Gain work experience on a working farm
Our fully qualified Tutors and Assessors currently deliver:
- Level 1 Award, Certificate and Diploma’s in Land Based Studies
- Entry 2 Award, Certificate, Entry 3 Award, Certificate & Level 1 Award, Certificate & Diploma in Personal and Social Development
The students also enrol and study for their functional skills in Maths, English and ICT; available from Entry level to Level 2.
We are currently delivering Alternative Education for Nottingham City & County and Derbyshire County Council, we also work directly with many schools and academies throughout Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
We offer a full day, free of charge taster day to all students that are interested in applying for our programmes; subject to the relevant authority/School completing a referral form.
We can currently accommodate any student for between 1-3 days a week, 10am-3pm each day.
We currently charge £75 per student, per day for a full days alternative education or £37.50 for half a day.
Lunch and refreshments can be provided at a cost of £2.35 per student, per day.
We are also able to provide 1-1 support at an additional £14 P/H.
Please Find Our 2017-2018 Term Timetables Here