Welcome To Springboard

Springboard provides an alternative full time education for KS4 pupils who have been referred from mainstream schools and are at risk of, or have been permanently excluded.

Many pupils have very complex backgrounds and learning or behavioural needs that would be difficult to meet in a mainstream setting.

Each pupil’s timetable is fixed but flexible and can be tailored to meet an individual pupils learning and behavioural needs. The pupils are supported by Sports Coach Mentors who act as their co-tutors, monitoring their attendance, learning and behaviour, providing the pupils, and parents, with regular updates via telephone calls and written communication.

Pupils work with a specialist 1:1 Literacy and Numeracy tutor where a need has been identified

They also experience team building activities e.g kayaking, rock climbing and personal development aimed at increasing pupil resilience, perseverance and ability to communicate appropriately with others.

This is a separate programme enabling some pupils to access the curriculum through sport and another programme which caters for vulnerable pupils with SEMH difficulties.