Alternate Provision for Secondary Students
Is your school experiencing the impact of nationally rising rates of mental health disorders?
How different would your work day be if your students were receiving engaging weekly support that was created to reverse this national trend?
How would your students lives and education outcomes change if they had an environment where they could safely blow off some steam, experiment with social skills and grow in confidence?
Are you looking for evidenced support for students with low self esteem, challenging behaviour or adverse circumstances?
BroadTree exists to help all secondary age students flourish and succeed. We make it easy for schools to provide evidenced reasonable adjustments that genuinely work, which remain effective long after we’ve left.
Everything we do enables young people to further their confidence, self regulation and reflection. We’ve witnessed dramatically positive changes in the children we’ve supported by using role modelling and positive learning experiences as vehicles to explore these skills.
We offer both 1:1 and group sessions, and have seen incredible transformations and growth in the children we’ve worked with.
What makes us different?
Our approach is relational, respectful and enables students to take ownership of their situation. We use role modelling to help young people learn skills like effective communication, self awareness, and self regulation. Our support is strategically designed to improve behaviour and attitudes, and enhance personal development.
We use the Forest School framework to enable all this- it’s an excellent way to create enjoyable spaces where students can choose how and when they take risks and try new things. We create positive learning experiences with interesting activities like fire lighting, whittling, team games and trust activities as vehicles to explore kindness, teamwork and appropriate behaviour.
We’re told we get chosen because our sessions are enjoyable, safe, and our child centred approach has a positive impact on the behaviour and wellbeing of those attending.
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 proud of our uniquely supportive, trauma informed approach, and are 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
There are no shortcuts or golden bullets in this work, so our group and individual work is a minimum of 12 weekly sessions, with a group session length of 2-4 hours, planned as a consistent group of both students and assistants. 1:1 sessions can be between 30 minutes and 2 hours- this is normally chosen by the young person.
For group work 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 session reports to demonstrate the effectiveness of the support to OFSTED or similar.
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.
We currently work with a large secondary school in Bath with excellent results and feedback, and currently have capacity to provide sessions to two more schools from 2020.
Find out more
If you’re looking for alternate provision or support for your students, we’d love to talk about how we can work together. Contact us now to express interest- either email us, call us on 07891 685606 or use the form below to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you soon!