SPECIAL EDUCATION

Active Support is an Independent Special School supporting learners aged between 9 years and 16 years of age. We offer full and part time places for young people struggling to cope in mainstream education due to complex, social, emotional and/or behavioural needs.

Over the last 11 years we’ve supported over 1,000 learners. Through offering over 60 different qualifications that help learners back into education.

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing is a priority in our school.We want everyone to feel supported, safe and happy.

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Active Support Education Centre was awarded
The Wellbeing Award for Schools.

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Active Support Education Centre
graded Good by Ofsted.

OUR VISION

We believe small changes make a big difference in improving our learners lives mental health and general wellbeing. This is the foundation for the future.

The belief that every young person has the ability to succeed in life is the driving force underpinning our engagement with those that come through our doors.

OUR MISSION

To deliver high quality personalised learning programmes that inspire learners to re-engage in education and support their positive development in mental health and wellbeing.

PATHWAYS WE OFFER

We offer over 60 qualifications as part of our programme

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HUMAN & SOCIAL

TECHNOLOGical

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AESTHETIC AND CREATIVE

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PHYSICAL

Overcoming barriers

We understand many learners have emotional and behavioural needs coupled with a lack of academic progression. They often lack confidence; unable to trust others or develop relationships; or lack the ability to recognise and manage their emotions.

By working to a personalised learning programme with intensive behaviour management support, we aim to:

  • Reduce the number of exclusions
  • Improve attainment levels
  • Improve attendance
  • Improve behaviour
  • Increase the number of young people entering work, training or education
  • Raise aspirations and a stronger sense of being part of society
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Through our work we also aim to:

  • Develop peer mentors
  • Improve family relationships
  • Improve and promote positive mental health and emotional wellbeing for all.

Through the therapeutic inclusion unit we aim to provide a holistic therapeutic learning environment for young people with complex social and emotional needs.

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Meet OUR Senior Leadership Team

Matt Ford
Joint Headteacher/Director

“At Active Support, we focus on inspiring young people to get back into mainstream education and training. We work with individuals and their families in the toughest of situations, helping to turn their lives around by providing the support, skills and knowledge that they need to move forward in life. Inspiring educational achievement is at the heart of what we do. Active Support Education transforms the life chances of pupils who previously have become disaffected with education”

– Matt Ford
Extract from Osted Report 2018.

Sujel Miah
Proprietor

Shahed Koyes
Joint Headteacher/Director

Meet OUR MANAGERS

Shamim Ali
Unit 3 Manager

Habib Choudhury
Unit 2 Manager

Louise Stewart
SENCO

Faye Cawdell
Unit 1 Manager

Mick Hewitt
Wellbeing and Mental Health Manager

Linda Ford
HR and Admin Manager

Why Choose Us

Testimonials

“I really do recommend this place so much. My daughter only got bk into school due to coming here and getting help she needed and the great support off everyone!”

-Clare Murray

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Our relationship with Active Support has allowed a collaborative approach to meeting the needs of specific pupils who sometimes require additional support away from school for short periods of time.
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