Avon Tyrrell Youth Achievement Foundation offers an alternative education curriculum for Key Stage 4 learners who have disengaged with mainstream education. Most of its learners are from Bournemouth, Poole and Hampshire.
David King, Curriculum Development Manager for UK Youth, says: “I am delighted with the report. Avon Tyrrell Youth Achievement Foundation has only been operating as an independent school since September 2011 and, in nine months, has shown that it offers a good education to its learners, all of whom have been excluded or are at risk of exclusion from mainstream schools.”
The individual needs of learners are at the centre of the curriculum at Youth Achievement Foundations. This is recognised by the report, which says, “The curriculum is good and is individualised to meet the needs of every student.”
The report goes on to say “Students demonstrate good progress and more positive attitudes as a result of the effective teaching”; “Staff have a strong rapport with the students, which encourages students to develop positive relationships” and “Much of the curriculum is innovative…”
Head teacher, Paul Larkin, says: “The report reflects the true nature of what we do here at Avon Tyrrell Youth Achievement Foundation and shows that the amazing work our staff do and the approach we take works well for each individual”.
Youth Achievement Foundations
UK Youth currently has 12 Youth Achievement Foundations across England. The Avon Tyrrell Youth Achievement Foundation is run in-house by UK Youth at its Head Office in Bransgore. The others are run by organisations through a license agreement, with UK Youth ensuring that appropriate quality standards are met.
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