Timetables can include:

  • Art
  • Childcare
  • Citizenship
  • College Link Courses
  • Creative Curriculum
  • English
  • ICT
  • Independent Living
  • Literacy Support
  • Maths
  • Mentoring
  • Numeracy Support
  • PE and Sports Leaders
  • Performing Arts and Media
  • Science
  • Social Skills
  • Work Experience

There is a strong emphasis on developing social skills and these sessions may take place at an offsite venue.

Extra consideration is given to these pupils at difficult or stressful times. For example, staff may visit the home or staff may arrange extra sessions at exam time.

If appropriate, Fresh Start students will follow courses leading to external accreditation including GCSEs and Functional Skills.

Progress review

Students on the Fresh Start Programme will have their progress monitored carefully and some pupils will only make small step progress; however, this is very important for the development of their self esteem. Parents/ carers are invited for Annual Reviews, End of term reviews and at other times when it is necessary to share information. Staff attend network meetings with other agencies such as social services and CAMHS and YOT. The holistic development of the student is of utmost importance as is the importance of multi-agency working.


To help students on the Fresh Start Programme achieve their full potential we ask you to:

  • Contact us if you have any concerns
  • Let us know when students are going to be absent
  • Attend all meetings
  • Help your child to achieve any learning or behaviour targets which may be set.
  • Encourage your child to attend regularly and punctually.
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