enrichment

 

Enrichment Alternative Education: Is a approach taken to improve the well-being of children and young people from birth to age 19.

Our aim is for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to:

  • Be healthy
  • Stay safe
  • Enjoy and achieve in life
  • Make a positive contribution to society
  • Achieve Financial well-being

 

How do we achieve these goals?

1. Be Healthy

  • Combining movement skills in a variety of physical activity
  • Understanding the importance of ‘warm up and cool down exercises’ and specific safety issues that maximise performance and participation
  • Demonstrating personal skill improvement
  • To develop gross psycho-motor skills through a range of relevant movement based activities
  • To develop communication skills, encouraging the use of correct terminology, to promote effective co-operation

2. Stay Safe

  • Identifying strategies to minimise potentially dangerous situations
  • Identifying available information and support services related to sexual health concerns
  • Staying safe from maltreatment, neglect, violence and sexual exploitation
  • Teaching how to stay safe from bullying and discrimination
  • How to stay safe from crime and anti-social behaviour in and out of school

3. Enjoy and achieve

  • The Safety Box Course aims to provide for pupils’ self-confidence through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations, hence increasing academic performance
  • A balance of individual, team, co-operative and competitive activities aims to cater for individual pupil’s needs and abilities
  • The scheme of work is based on progressive learning objectives which, combined with varied and flexible teaching styles, endeavour to provide appropriate, stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning situations for all pupils

4. Make a positive contribution

  • Describing the impact of non-verbal and verbal responses
  • Using assertiveness techniques to avoid escalating conflict
  • Help pupils develop skills such as understanding another’s point of view, working in a group, sticking at things when they get difficult, resolving conflict and managing worries
  • Engage in law-abiding and positive behaviour in and out of school
  • Help pupils with developing positive relationships and choose not to bully and discriminate
  • Help develop self-confidence

 

We are driven to form strategic partnerships with other organisations involved with providing services to children to explore new ways in fulfilling these aims, sharing information and working together, to protect children and young people from harm and help them achieve what they want in life. The principles we use are formulated from the old Every Child Matters initiative that encapsulated many of the aims The Safety Box has.