Tokyngton Academy is an alternative education provision for young people between the ages of 13 and 18 who require one-to-one support and a personalised curriculum. They need a second chance to get back on track. We use sports, mainly football, to engage them and bring out the best in them. We develop them as independent, responsible and creative young people with a lifelong interest in learning and self-development.
The money raised will provide a mentor for 12 months to work with 30 young people and cover core cost to deliver full time education to 16 young people for one year. The mentor is vital to help young people to overcome significant barriers in their lives, which will enable 95% to leave with formal qulifications. This funding will allow us to make an impact now and for the future as we beome self suffient.
We share a distinctive Christian ethos. In practice, the values of respect, care, love, acceptance and belonging for all will be upheld and encouraged among all staff, pupils and throughout our provision.
"Eighty-five percent of boys had been excluded from school before they came to prison. 73% said they had truanted from school at some time, and 41% were 14 or younger when they had last attended school. These figures are both devastating and unsurprising."
- Alice Bacon, Chief Director of the School Exclusion project and pupil barrister
We have seen young people changed and destinies shaped by taking the time to understand and meet their needs and tailoring our curriculum. One young person, 'Mo', joined us aged 16 from school with anger problems, on a tag and with no qualifications. With mentoring and a tailored curriculum, he successfully completed his English, Maths and Btec Sport qualifications and is now at university.
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