Respect4us is an alternative education provider. Staffed by educational professionals it provides an alternative curriculum for secondary school children who have failed to make progress in the mainstream educational system. Taking referrals directly from schools it caters for three groups of young people:
those who have ceased attending school,
those 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 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.