Releasing Potential is a charity, based in Havant, which
has been delivering outdoor education since 2001. We began by
providing activities in schools to help marginalised young
people develop social, emotional and practical skills.
Our profile has developed since then to include Forest School
for schools, nurseries and family groups, and professional
development courses in sailing, team building and challenging
behaviour management. We also run our own full time SEN
provision for schools and local authorities, and Near to
School provision for young people at risk of permanent
All our programmes help participants build skills and
confidence. We offer a variety of activities from sailing to
orienteering, and through team building, group work and/or
residential courses we help participants develop a
toolkit to be used in challenging situations.
Our customised courses are tailored to the needs of a school,
group or individual student, providing activities from kayaking to orienteering
to camp craft. We run programmes over the school holidays for
anyone or any group who want to try a new activity, have some fun
or gain a new qualification. Call us on 02392
479762 and we can talk through what might work for you or
In addition to our work with schools and Education Authorities,
we have developed a range of commercial services for professionals
and families. Our professional services include NVQ Level 3 in
Managing Challenging Behaviour, RYA and BCU accredited courses in
sailing, powerboating and paddlesport, and an indpendent Mediation
service for education. For families we offer holiday activity days
and parties including Forest School.
THEIR OWN CHOICES
We have been very successful in:
• Building self-confidence and
• Building a toolkit of professional
services in a range of areas, for
example, managing challenging
is a vehicle to bring about change within an individual . The
activities enable participants to view themselves in a new
light, to gain nationally recognised awards and have a realistic
understanding of their potential within the context of the
works in partnership with schools to help children who are
struggling in mainstream education giving them a solid foundation
on which to go back into school and the capacity to deal with
difficult situations in more appropriate and effective ways.
is a small specialist provision which is a full time alternative
to school.These students are not engaging with education in
mainstream schools and need a different approach. The objective is
to enable students to re-engage with education so they leave school
with the social and educational skills to lead constructive lives.
"Releasing Potential are enthusiastic, efficient and a caring company who operate flexibly and professionally to meet the needs of the young people."