Respect4us is an alternative education provider working in partnership with schools in Norfolk. It provides an alternative curriculum for young people who have failed to make progress in the mainstream educational system.
We take KS2, KS3 and KS4studentswithawidevarietyofissues:
those who have stopped attending school altogether
those for whom National Curriculum is probably inappropriate and whose behaviour in the classroom has become too difficult or too expensive in terms of time and money for hard-pressed schools to manage,
those who have been excluded from mainstream school and who are receiving only part-time education.
We also have specialist groups for young people who need separate provision:
small nurture groups for those who are very under-confident
school age girls who are pregnant or are young mums,
girls with self image issues arising from obesity or poor health
KS2 children whose social skills and learning skills are insufficiently developed to cope with main stream school
We feel that the experiences Respect4Us are giving our children are making an enormous contribution to helping them become more positive, well-rounded individuals – they are definitely more ‘school-shaped’ since attending Respect4Us!
Janine Wye, Head teacher, Sprowston Junior School
We felt it was great that places like Respect4Us exist, as it gives young people another chance at succeeding, despite previous setbacks.
Norwich Youth Advisory Board
Respect4us is not a school, nor is it a vocational education provider. Our approach is holistic and child-centred aimed at nurturing the young person's confidence and identifying with them their unique qualities and potential to be successful, happy and fulfilled human beings.
I have observed R4U working with some extremely challenging and vulnerable young people over the last three years. I have seen this directly though observing and quality assuring their work and also through the feedback and reports from both my students and my staff.
Des Reynolds, Executive Head Teacher, The Short Stay School for Norfolk
Working with Sally Porter to make Pudsey cakes to sell for BBC Children in Need.
As well as raising money for BBC Children in Need we have also received grants from them to help us fund residentials and outdoor activities. If you would also like to support our work plese donate via Total Giving. Every penny you donate goes towards turning around the lives of disadvantaged young people.