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Services & Partnerships

Overview

The Peak Academy is well placed to support mainstream schools with complementary programmes aimed at young people who are at risk of FTX/PX.

The key stage 3 offer is underpinned by the notion of a 15-day revolving door programme, supporting young people to rejoin mainstream schooling, all be it with support. Programmes may also involve emergency support for pupils waiting for panel decisions or as part of more proactive programmes. In these cases, the academy can offer a full five-day provision.

The key stage 4 offer is focused on provision to the end of year 11, as reintegrating back into mainstream is unlikely. After an induction, young people will follow individually designed provision maps that will promote the right balance of academic, social, and emotional support to ensure they are well placed to move onto full-time employment with training or further educational programmes.


Mentoring

In all cases, mentoring is pivotal. A mentor will be allocated to each young person. The mentor, as the young person’s advocate, will make sure the needs of the young person are continually considered. The mentor will also be responsible for collecting information and reporting back to parents and schools on a weekly basis, with reviews carried out every three weeks.


How to Apply

Download and complete the initial referral form:

Once completed, a member of The Peak Academy partnership team will visit your school and undertake a more in-depth assessment with key stakeholders including parents and the young person.

An outcome of the meeting will be to draft a provision map that will help us complete a service level agreement (SLA). Once the SLA has been signed, a start date can be agreed.

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The Programmes

Key Stage 3 (Pathfinders): 15-Day Partnership Programme

The Peak Academy provides a revolving door of training courses for up to eight students (two members of staff) at KS2/3 who are in danger of exclusion from their mainstream schools / educational providers. The three-week self-management course aims is to empower young people to manage their behaviour more effectively back in their ‘home’ school / educational provider.

Course content is practical, based on The Peak Academy spirit and values, and provides numerous opportunities for challenge, success, and managed failure, including: forest school, equine, horticulture, art therapy, and outdoor pursuits.

Pathfinder Programme

The course builds on strengthening the pupils’ understanding from the identified targets. Pupils are expected to complete a physical challenge at the end of the week to graduate through the Pathfinders. This will be comprised of a 10k hill walk in the beautiful surrounds of The Peak Academy. To accomplish this task, the group will need to draw upon all the values and spirit taught over the three weeks. They will face their individual limits and draw upon the guidance provided to accomplish and graduate.

During the week after the course, Peak Academy staff will visit pupils in their ‘home school’/ educational provider, liaising with staff and sharing their knowledge of the pupil. This often involves reviewing the rewriting of the pastoral support plans or engagement plans.

The Cost: £1500, including the initial assessment, weekly feedback, and a post-course visit.


Key Stage 3: 5-Day Provision

After an induction, young people will follow individually designed provision maps that promote the right balance of academic, social, and emotional support. All interventions are linked to The Peak Academy outcomes wheel, which helps to monitor participation and progress. Pupils will follow the national curriculum.

  • Assessment Meeting and Draft Provision Map — £60
  • 5-Day Programme — £150 per Day (£28,500 pa)

Key Stage 4: 5-Day Provision

The understanding is that pupils will be at The Peak Academy until they leave at the end of year 11, and it is therefore important that they have a broad and balanced curriculum that will help them secure their futures. All students will follow a core curriculum and one major. In addition, all students will receive interventions and programmes specific to their needs, ensuring they have every opportunity to develop the skills and learning characteristics they need for future life. Connexions and The Peak Academy’s own ‘moving on’ coordinator will work very closely with students during the year to prepare personalised action plans and ensure that every student secures a post-16 pathway in further education, employment, or training. They also support with applications and preparations for interviews.

Reporting

Every three weeks, the mentor will review and report on the progress. We would anticipate at least one term’s buy-in to this programme to support the young person.

  • Assessment Meeting and Draft Provision Map — £60
  • 5-Day Programme — £150 per Day (£28,500 pa)

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