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Elevate Provision

Elevate – A bespoke Provision – One size doesn’t fit all.

What is Elevate?

Elevate is an off-site provision, which provides a bespoke educational programme tailored to meet student’s needs with EHC Plans where Social Emotional and Mental Health is the primary need.

Elevate provides support for those students who find it hard to engage within a school setting or have a high anxiety, low self-esteem or for those students who require a more flexible approach to learning. Elevate offers a provision to young, vulnerable learners with EHC Plans who, for whatever reason, are unable to attend school and require a reduced (5-17 hours per week) and tailored timetable to meet their individual needs.


A place on the Elevate provision must be agreed via EHC panel when recommended by the Headteacher of Elements Academy.

The law does not define full-time education but children with SEMH needs should have provision which is equivalent to the education they would receive in school. If they receive one-to-one tuition, for example, the hours of face-to-face provision could be fewer as the provision is more concentrated.

The aim, where possible, is to support pupils towards reintegration back into school setting at Elements or any other education setting as recommended by the EHC Panel when they are ready which will be assessed via annual EHCP review. This is done at the earliest opportunity, working closely with Local Authority, the pupil, parents/carers and other professionals.

Curriculum offer:

Elevate allows the learner to continue an academic journey largely personalised to their circumstances. Every learning activity is matched to National Curriculum Standards and specifically focused to ensure individual SEMH targets are achieved.

Each child’s/young person’s provision is reviewed regularly by their assigned key worker who also visits each child at least once a week and regularly assesses their wellbeing and delivers PSHE sessions.

Provision provides remotely working teaching staff who deliver English and Maths and other subjects when this is appropriate at the functional skills level or GCSE depending on each individual child’s abilities.

All sessions are delivered to young people either at home, online sessions via Microsoft Teams, within the local library or community spaces depending on the child’s needs, risk assessments and parental preference.

We work closely with other local Alternative Provision providers to support the varied needs and interest of our pupils and to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum offer:

Active Education- Active Education aims to empower young people with life skills through active education. We offer: Boxing sessions, Fitness sessions, Fishing, Football, Golf. They also offer outdoor education in the local Peak District. They have also identified that working and walking out in the countryside has a massive impact on the students mental and emotional wellbeing. We offer the students a chance to do their Duke Of Edinbrough Award if we identify and they show an interest in completing it.

OSMIS- provides a dedicated 1:1 intervention programme designed to develop resilience, emotional literacy and confidence. We look at positively engaging those children and young people at risk of permanent exclusion, and those awaiting SEN assessments/placements, by providing 1-1 interactions in a positive, nurturing and supportive manner.

Staff work hard to develop and build positive social interactions, the bond formed between mentor and mentee is such an important aspect of the journey. The main focus is to solely work on the social and emotional aspects of individuals. Developing and building social interactions, improving cooperative playing skills and raising self-esteem and confidence. With the longer-term goal of enabling behavioural change and improving each child’s attitude to learning and the education system.

JADE Youth & Community are a Dinnington based Alternative Education Provision offering bespoke packages for young people who are disengaged from mainstream education. Their provision includes emotional support for young people who are struggling with different issues including, social care involvement, family issues, substance misuse, CSE, ASB & crime, mental health, anger management & behavioural issues, as well as qualified teachers who provide 1:1 tutoring in Maths & Literacy and an accredited learning offer in Functional Skills English and Math, from Entry Level 1 to Level 2. All young people who attend receive youth work support, 1:1 learning, accredited qualifications, and access to their onsite counsellor.

Nova City- Set in the UK’s largest parkour park, they provide placement opportunities for young people with complex needs who struggle to access traditional school settings. Their dynamic environment seamlessly blends activity and learning, creating a nurturing space for engagement and growth. They offer:

  • Focused learning in areas like BTEC sports and GCSE art and photography.
  • Therapeutic activities and exploration on-site and at their offsite allotment and other locations.
  • Academic subjects including PE, PHSE, cooking, crafts, embedded with Functional Maths and English skills.

Their tailored curriculum allows for AQA awards, providing a progressive and gratifying schedule. Each young person benefits from a personalised learning plan and QCA Behaviour assessment, established through collaboration among the provision, school, family, and the student

Chislett ACE (Alternative Curriculum Education) provides one to one support for young people who have varied and complex needs and who experience difficulties in engaging in formal education.  They use a ‘hidden curriculum’ way of working, offering a wide range of experiences and activities to enable young people to extend their interest in and understanding of Maths, English, Arts /Crafts and Wellbeing, all of which can be accredited through our AQA Centre.

The approach is based on youth work principles the essence of which is the development of a positive relationship with their youth worker. The emotional support the relationship offers is key to re-engaging disaffected children/young people with the learning process.

Get in Touch

Head Teacher Victoria Woodrow

Elements Academy

Doe Quarry Lane, Dinnington, S25 2NF

Telephone01909 212231


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