We invest time in children and young people to enable them to re-engage with education and employment.
What We Do
We provide both alternative education and youth services through a range of effective and targeted projects including:
"Many of our students who struggle to come to formal lessons have engaged well with Future Skills due to its inclusion and welcoming environment."
Head of School - Francis Barber PRU, Westdean Site
Who We Work With
Children and young people aged between 8 and 19 who are excluded or at risk of exclusion from mainstream education, those with Special Educational Needs (SEN), children and young people not in education, employment or training, and those socially marginalised.
We work with small groups or on a one-to-one basis
We seek to offer a level of care that impacts on an individual level, meeting children's and young people’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs. As a result we prioritise individual, attentive care recognising the need and importance of meaningful personal relationships. To do so we seek to collaborate with the other influences in the individual’s life.
We seek to be a voice of hope to marginalised children and young people. To do so we seek to educate and train them in practical personal and social skills. Additionally we aim to arouse a higher level of self-esteem while also building self-worth in order to enable them to develop aspirations of their own.
We seek to challenge and reinforce the perceptions, values and perspectives of vulnerable children and young people through the methodology behind our activities and programmes. We enable them to develop a healthy, well rounded and appropriate outlook on society so that they may participate and find their role in their local community.