We welcome young people to take part in learning experiences that will benefit them as an individual. Our young people are individual in various ways but usually share common characteristics:
Low confidence and self-esteem.
Poor attendance within schools.
Gaps in functional skills.
Low levels of concentration.
Exclusions from school.
Personal and family problems that have prevented them from learning within schools.
Our ethos is holistic and child-focused, aimed at raising self-esteem and nurturing the skills and attributes that the individual needs for personal happiness and to make a positive contribution to his or her community and society. Our first aim is to give young people an experience of learning that is engaging and achievable. We may organise a home visit to discuss the future of a young person with themselves in a place where they feel safe, this also gives us the opportunities to talk to parents and remove any fears or concerns from them or the young person. Once the young person is part of Respect4us we support and help them on their way to a successful future. We have an open door policy and ensure that every young person that leaves our doors to achieve their successful future knows they are welcome back for further support if needed.
We work on projects personalised to each individual to develop confidence, social skills and we adopt an oblique approach to the teaching of functional skills of literacy and numerary. We also involve a variation of sports and arts and design projects. At Respect4us we believe in getting young people outdoors and experiencing what their surrounding area has to offer.