Ashton, Manchester

Our Vision, Aim & Mission

Welcome to the Safe Start Family

Rachel Pilling – Headteacher

Safe Start is a Manchester based centre for young students who require independent education.

We tailor packages to each individual referred to us using alternative strategies to make education engaging for students while promoting personal development.

Our pupils include young people at risk of permanent exclusion from mainstream schools or other providers.

We work with students to identify their priority of needs and provide a bespoke
curriculum to best meet these needs, and where possible builds on their achievements from mainstream education.

Our Curriculum

Tailored Teaching.

Our lessons meet the needs and abilities of students regardless of previous education experience.
Timed Teaching.

We offer both part-time and full-time timetables to students looking for a comfortable teaching environment.

Goal Orientated.

We work with students to achieve their goals whether that is work or returning to mainstream education.

Provisions for All.

All work caters to all students regardless of EHCP and whether they are looked after or a child in need.

Safe starts mission is to work with each young person referred to them to identify their priority of needs to provide a tailored curriculum which best meets these needs and where possible builds on their achievements from mainstream education.

Our Mission

We provide a wraparound support package.
We develop and build resilience via a trauma informed lens and give learners a safe start to future education, training, development and progression.

Our Values

• Develop self-confidence through resilience.
• Help develop a student’s sense of purpose.
• Promote respect and diversity.
• Highlight and promote inclusion.
• Embed a sense of pride, community, and belongings.
• Highlight student potential and promote goal orientated aspirations despite adverse experienced trauma.

WHO ARE WE?

Safe Start is a Manchester based centre for young students who require alternative provision.

We tailor packages to each individual referred to us using alternative strategies to make education engaging for students while promoting personal development.

Our pupils include young people at risk of permanent exclusion from mainstream schools or other providers.

We work with students to identify their priority of needs and provide a bespoke curriculum to best meet these needs, and where possible builds on their achievements from mainstream education.

Many of our referred students arrive in their GCSE years and it is our aim to help young people meet their full potential and enable them to take exams or achieve national accreditation.

We embed the government’s national core curriculum into the provision alongside a personalised programme and trauma informed approach to build and reinforce resilience.

KS3 and 4 Classes

At KS3 and 4 level study, students follow accredited courses in English, Maths, ICT, Citizenship and BTEC sport (from 2020).

Education for All

Some students may have a reduced academic offer with a greater focus on personal and social development.

High School Collaboration.  If students are unable to achieve targets, we offer an alternative curriculum to help students achieve set goals and targets.