For the past 2 years SACC have offered a successful programme for 14-16 year olds who are at risk of exclusion from mainstream school or are unable to attend for a variety of reasons. This may include mental health issues, behaviour or bullying.

SACC is small with a friendly, nurturing environment; class sizes are much smaller than mainstream schools. We work with the child’s school to tailor make their learning programme and to build their confidence and self-esteem so they will achieve. Some children begin with 1 to 1 lessons and then progress to small groups. The aim is always to progress children back to mainstream education when they are ready.

Our team of highly skilled staff provide learners with an environment that recognises their potential.

Improving pupil outcomes

  • High staff ratio
  • Small class groups and expert classroom teaching
  • Tailored curriculum & Personalised learning plans to support progression to employment
  • Coaching models to improve attendance, wellbeing and learner self-regulation
  • Additional Learning Support
  • Providing a range of support for specific learning difficulties based on individual needs
  • Pastoral Care available everyday on a one to one basis.
  • A fresh start approach to every lesson and close contact with parents & carers providing daily and weekly reports.

Referrals are made by the Local Authority for pupils who are either awaiting a specialist placement, in need of a school place, or have been excluded from school. Referrals from partnership schools can be made for pupils who are at risk of exclusion.

If you would like to know more please talk to your child’s school.