'Everyone who studies and works at Releasing Potential is part of the RP Family'
We believe that all young people should have oppotunities to succeed in life, regardless of the barriers they face. We encourage personal growth and independence as well as academic progress.
The idea of the RP 'family' is a central one. We work hard to maintain a safe, warm and caring atmosphere where everyone feels valued. We have honed our approach to working with young people over many years of experience. This approach is encapsulated in our Challenging Behaviour Management system, which, in practice affects all aspects of our work with young people.
We believe very strongly in this system, it is what enables us to maintain our stricly hands off policy. We do not restrain, but rely on our understanding of needs-based approaches to managing behaviour.
At Releasing Potential we would prefer to see damaged property rather than damaged young people.
At Releasing Potential there is an emphasis on achieving outcomes in terms of social and emotional aspects of learning. We understand that, for our students, it is important to learn ways of managing feelings and relationshps with others well, and this is a high priority throughout their time with us.
Our SHAPE system is a way of managing and recording social and emotional progress. SHAPE stands for Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Positive, Enterprising, and all students are expected to meet all five elements throughout the day with us. Time is set aside after every session to reflect on SHAPE and scores are recorded as part of progress measurement for each student.
SHAPE scores are also collated and analysed across the school to help us target staff training and development.
We are proud at Releasing Potential of our small scale, welcoming provision. We work hard to ensure an inclusive environment which celebrates difference and promotes acceptance of all, regardless of sex, ability, race, religion, sexuality.
All Engage groups have a maximum of five students and a staff ratio of one adult to every two students. When a young person requires additional support, we deliver on a one to one basis. This tailored approach allows us the flexibility to respond creatively to the needs and risks presented by our young people.
It's important to us that our students understand their place in Releasing Potential, the local community and the wider world. Our curriculum and working practices encourage students to make and maintain positive connections with the community, and to appreciate their impact on the environment.
Releasing Potential provides a range of educational programmes supporting students of secondary age in Hampshrie and West Sussex who are not able to access education through mainstream schools. Releasing Potential believes that all students should have access to appropriate curriculum to ensure they achieve thieir potential and are not disavantaged in comparison to their peers accessing education in mainstream settings.
There are two referral routes into Releasing Potential:
The students' route through Relasing Potential
We expect all students to begin on a part time one to one programme and build towards integrating with a group. This process will vary in length depending on the individual student's readiness.
When it is clear that the young person is able to cope with the change, they will join one of our Activation groups, where two or three one to one students come together one or two days a week for an outdoor or sports session. This gives students the opportunity to develop social skills and the ability to function well as part of a group of peers. If all goes well, we would expect a student to progress to a full time place in an Engage group over the course of a term.
In practice, students can move back and forth between these elements depending on a range of factors affecting their progress, inside and outside of school.
All our students are disapplied from the National Curriculum and require specialist provison to help them engage. Releasing Potential delivers a varied curriculum which has a practical, hands-on perspective, with outdoor and physical activities central elements.
Cross curricular themes
Key Skills development
The focus of our key skills curriculum is to provide students with the skills they need for life, with a particular emphasis on communicaiton and numerical skills. Students present with a range of abilities and confidence levels, we differentiate for these levels and focus on overcoming barriers to reading, writing, speaking and listening and maths by focusing on small manageable tasks provided with a high level of support.
SEAL (Social Emotional Aspects of Learning)
At Releasing Potential there is an emphasis on achieving outcomes in terms of social and emotional learning.
Outdoor Education is a key component in Releasing Potential provision across al years.
Careers advice and development
At Releasing Potential we want all students to leave at the end of Year 11 with Level 1 qualifications, a college place, job or traineeship/apprenticeship and the social emotional skills to manage whatever comes next.
We help students develop an understanding of their future career options in a number of ways:
At Releasing Potential we recognise the importance of a holisitc approach to working with young people. We foster excellent relationships with parents and carers through regular formal and informal communication about their child.
We also work in partnership with a range of agencies which come into contact with our students, so as to fully understand the needs and risks faced by our students and to deliver coherent and 'joined-up' provision.
We work closely with schools, colleges, Local Authority SEN departments, Social Care, Primary Care, CAMHS and Youth Justice.
We would love to keep you in touch with our take on the world of education.
Call: 02392 479762
7 Kingscroft Court,
Hampshire PO9 1LS.
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