We passionately believe in the transformative power of the outdoors. We utilise the stunning natural environment which surrounds us to engage, challenge and excite the young people we work with and as a vehicle to explore concepts such as risk, relationships and resilience.
At OEA Alternative Education, we see each young person as an individual who needs a distinct approach and strategy to re-engage them with education and learning. OEA Alternative Education prides itself on designing a curriculum to match the young person rather than expecting them to fit the curriculum. Young people who have had limited engagement in other settings will not only find an entire academic timetable too stressful and demanding, causing them to disengage, but it will not meet their social, emotional, and behavioural development needs.
Targets, participation and engagement are monitored daily for all young people, with our ‘School Information Management’ system being used to record instances of both positive and negative learning and engagement. This allows staff to evidence and evaluate the effectiveness of any intervention and adjust it accordingly.