Alternative Provision Programme
The YMCA’s Alternative Provision Programme places emphasis on providing a wide range of learning experiences which meet the students' educational needs while challenging their negative concepts of learning and the learning environment. The programme also incorporates one full day per week of outdoor activities which stretch the students beyond their comfort zone, therefore developing their confidence and self-esteem.
Our alternative provision caters for three distinct pathways:
Pathway 3 Who remain in school and attend the YMCA one day per week. These students undertake a variety of activities, for example canoeing, kayaking, bush craft, gorge walking as well as a variety of educational visits and accredited short courses. Pathway 3 students will also complete portfolio work for the ASDAN Wider key Skills Level 1.
Pathway 3+ These students attend the YMCA three days per week. They are expected to undertake one full day of outdoor activity or educational visit as well as studying for Wider Key Skills Level 1 & 2, GCSE English, GCSE Mathematics and Adult Literacy and Numeracy Level 1 & 2.
Pathway 4 The students on this pathway attend full time, but remain under the schools' umbrella. These students study for GCSE English, GCSE Mathematics, Wider Key Skills Level 1 & 2, Adult Literacy & Numeracy Level 1 & 2, COPE; some students are currently studying Hairdressing and GCSE Health & Social Care, as well as undertaking short courses, educational visits and one day of outdoor activity.
The whole ethos of the YMCA Programme is based on meeting the individual needs of the students and using a holistic approach to their development by working closely with the student themselves, their parents, the school and with any other agency involved with that student.
With many success stories behind us, in supporting many students back into full time education, encouraging many into gaining qualifications and assisting some in accessing the career of their choice, we hope to carry on helping and supporting these young people to reach their potential for many years to come.
For further information contact Helen or Neil on 01207 502680 or email them on: