Home Schooling / School Refusers
EDLounge in 2016 started to work with a handful of students who were saying no to their educational provision or could not be accessed that often by out reach staff where the majority of the their education took place in their homes, libaries, and drop in centres with a care worker, out reach worker or off site teacher worked together once every few weeks due to time restraints, staffing demands and funding.
We were contacted by Ash Khan (Deputy Head) from Sheffield Inclusion Centre as he had 70 plus students throughout the great city of Sheffield that his out reach workers could only see a few times a month. Overnight, Jane Horsfield bought into the virtual classroom ideal and began to run the EDVirtual platform for her out reach cohort so that it was safe, tracked and recorded for each learner so that most importantly they each had a unique learning pathway and drop in sessions to work with Jane and others. The results were unreal.
Through the creation of EDVirtual and EDClass+ this has drastically improved the education to a range of students that are ideal for PRUs, Multi Academy Trusts and local councils to use the resource to break down barier for students that are:
- home educated
- school phobic
- school refusers
- anxious to school or an learning environment
- struggling with metal health issues
- persistently absent
- long term sick
- teenage mums
By trained and professional staff being able to remote access into the portal to offer teaching sessions and and support periods every student can log in every morning and afternoon to gain a personalised education with vocational sessions tailored for their needs. Transport, travel, time barriers and insurance cost that have restricted a vast range of students being educated has been answered and removed over night.
One to one sessions and personalised reintegration plans can now take place so that every child has an individual and personalised learning pathway with achieveable milestones and targets (with support).
Please contact us on 01909 568 338 or fill in the information below for how EDLounge can be used for your school refusers / home educated especially for PRUs, whole Multi Academy Trust and local councils.