Alternate Provision for Secondary Students
Is your school experiencing the impact of nationally rising rates of mental health disorders?
Do you believe happy students get better results?
Are you wondering how to best support students with low self esteem or challenging behaviour?
How much easier would your role be if you could spend less time on behaviour management issues because there was less challenging behaviour?
BroadTree exists to help all secondary age students flourish and succeed. We want to create a better world where there’s more compassion, altruism and emotional connection, and we make it easy for schools to provide evidenced reasonable adjustments that genuinely work, which are effective long after we’ve left.
We specialise in relational support and guidance for secondary age children. We offer 1:1 or group sessions depending on need, and have seen incredible transformations and growth in the children we’ve worked with.
Our approach is procedural – that is, we help children learn skills like positive communication and behaviour, self awareness, and self regulation. Everything we do improves behaviour and attitudes, and enhances personal development- new categories in OFSTED inspections from September 2019.
Our provision is different because we engage with students in a way that taps into their intrinsic motivation, and enables them to remove roadblocks that are stopping them progress themselves. We create positive learning experiences by using gratifying activities like fire lighting as vehicles to teach reflection, teamwork and appropriate behaviour through modelling.
Our customers say they choose us because our sessions are enjoyable, safe, and our child centred approach has a positive impact on the behaviour and wellbeing of those attending. We believe the heart of this is our uniquely supportive, trauma informed approach.
We guarantee your students will have enjoyable sessions where they build their confidence, improve their ability to contain themselves and experience learning and trying new things in a positive way. We’re currently working with a local secondary school and have seen massive improvements with the students we support there, and have capacity to offer sessions to other schools.
Working Together- Forest School & Traditional Education
We create bespoke forest school based programs for groups and individuals. In our group work, we use natural and bushcraft based experiences and techniques to get groups working together, sharing, and co-operating. In this environment we empathetically notice and reflect upon inappropriate behaviour, and work with students so they feel able to choose a better course next time.
In our individual work, we use activities to create quality side by side time, and engage in more explicit mentoring and support with students.
Because there are no shortcuts or golden bullets, our group and individual work lasts for a minimum of weekly sessions over at least 1 half term, and our group work has a minimum session length of 2 hours planned as a consistent group of both students and assistants.
We’ve found the optimal group size to be between 10 and 12, and take a maximum of 12 students per session. We provide schools with detailed session feedback and progress reports so you can further tailor the support your students receive.
We currently work with a large secondary school in Bath with excellent results and feedback, and currently have capacity to provide sessions to other schools.
Schools provide an insured member of staff that knows how to have fun, and appropriately dressed students. We provide all kit, activities, risk assessments, and an appropriately trained session leader. Our staff are DBS checked, qualified and BroadTree are fully insured should anything happen.
Sessions happen at our site by Lansdown Racecourse in Bath, at your school grounds, or on appropriate land near your school.
Find out more
We’d love to arrange a free trial session if you’re looking for alternate provision, so you can see how our approach helps your students. Please contact us now to discuss how we can help you help your students- either email us, call us on 07891 685606 or use the form below to get in touch.
The Forest School Approach
Forest School is a movement that combines physical adventure, free social activities, positive role models, choice and time with nature.
BroadTree specialise in creating opportunities for learners to grow emotionally and socially. We use natural outdoor spaces to facilitate groups having positive learning experiences. The session leader keeps everyone safe and acts as a positive role model, while suggesting activities and creating appropriate choices for the group.
We define success as students working together effectively, and learning by trying something new. This draws heavily on Carol Dweck’s work on the ‘Growth Mindset’ where mistakes are reframed as positive events that result in opportunities to discover and understand more about a topic or process, and learn the art of reflection, tenacity and persistence.
Our sessions have helped students improve their resilience, self esteem and emotional literacy. We find improvements in these areas naturally lead to improved wellbeing, behaviour and results.