Small teaching groups and regular progress reviews
Intensive individual mentoring, parental liaison and support group
Collaboration with specialist agencies
Effective transition arrangements prior to and on leaving the programme
WHO IS SPRINGBOARD FOR?
Springboard is for young people aged 16-24 who require additional specialist support before progressing to a mainstream college programme or employment. Many of our students have a diagnosis or traits of Autistic Spectrum Disorder and associated emotional, behavioural and mental health needs. Our students may also have low confidence or self-esteem, social anxiety or have underachieved or missed time at school. Some of our students have a learning difficulty in one area but a high ability in others. All students are offered bespoke support to realise their full potential. Students need to meet assessment criteria in order to access the provision although individual needs are always considered and decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. Please download our brochure.
"At 18 our son, who has ASD, had dropped out of education at AS level and we had a year of him barely leaving his bedroom. I came across Springboard and persuaded him to come along to meet Francesca. To say she is dynamic would be an understatement. Because of her support, he has moved on to do a science diploma at the College. He is the happiest I have ever seen him."
MS - Parent of Springboard student 2014-15
“Springboard gave me the confidence and skills to cope in this environment. I am on the course I wanted to do and I know where to go if I need help. If it hadn’t been for Springboard I don’t know what I would be doing now."
IP – Springboard student 2014-15
“At Springboard I learned to talk to people without any help and I socialized by working in a group. At school I didn’t manage to get any qualifications but with help from my tutor and key worker at Springboard I did well in my exams so I could get a place on the sports course I am doing now. I am very grateful to everyone that helped me at Springboard and I am so happy that I achieved something.”