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Face 2 Face

The Face 2 Face Connections Project works with young people aged 14-19 who are outside of mainstream education. Some have been excluded and some have recently arrived in the country and are unable to find an educational place. For these young people we offer an Alternative Education Plan which includes ICT, English, Maths, Science and offsite training sessions. All topics are assessed and accredited through OCR and City & Guilds. There is also an offsite activity outing each term which has included, Paint-balling, Quad Biking, Ice Skating, Trips to Theme Parks and Football Matches.

The aim of the full time education project is to provide programmes to meet the educational needs of young people self referred or by schools and other agencies. To provide full time education (up to 27.5hrs pw) covering the core areas of basic skills Literacy and Numeracy as well as ICT, Science and Sports Leadership. Where appropriate, to offer reintegration back to school support for young people on the project. Where appropriate to include Careers Guidance sessions for Year 11 pupils onto post-16 provision To provide regular reports on the progress of young people whilst on the project. To liaise with partner agencies including Education Welfare, YOT, and Social Services to support the needs of each young person on the project.

To ensure all training leads to recognised accreditation (presently available from Entry Level – Level 2 & GCSE).The NEET programme works with young people aged 16-19 who are disaffected, have dropped out of education and are currently out of work The service provides training as detailed above and support through Careers guidance sessions to reintegrate them into education or training, including work-based training in the form of Apprenticeships.

The main reason for choosing the Face 2 Face alternative provisions is that the young persons potential is not being developed through the mainstream process. The recognition that the one size fits all approach is no longer suitable has meant that more young people are completing their education and there is a reduction in the levels of permanent exclusions.