Young people build evidence of social and academic achievement and gain awards that demonstrate their commitment and improved ability to engage with education.
Starting with the relationship, we build a trusting, mutually respectful and relaxed relationship with the young person, aiming to engage them in activities that interest them, whether they are based around sport, computers, building, forest school, fishing or animal care – or a combination of lots of things to see what works.
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 NFC 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. NFC 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.