Catch22 include PPP West London provides education, mentoring, counselling, family support, accredited learning and work-related learning to some of the most vulnerable young people.
Education is delivered through individualised packages that meet very specific needs. Learners may have complex needs including social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We also support learners who have just arrived in the country and who are hard to place.
We offer a young person-centred, holistic approach to education, moving away from mainstream methods with which learners have had difficulties in the past. Through the provision of an alternative educational experience, the behaviour of learners is transformed, allowing them to access the curriculum both socially and academically.
We have 45 places for learners in years 10, 11 and 12 across two sites: Freston Road (Ladbroke Grove) and Phoenix Centre (Southall).
Learners can follow an intensive GCSE pathway or a project GCSE pathway. Groups of 15 learners are led by a key worker (group and family worker) with input from a teacher and mentor. The focus is on unblocking the various barriers to learning with which each young person struggles, releasing their potential.
Learners have the opportunity to undertake Gateway diplomas and awards and we are also looking at extending our curriculum to include short courses in sociology and psychology. Our learners also have access to fortnightly sessions with a Connexions personal adviser to focus on the next steps to college or employment.
Learners are also given guidance regarding online child safety and exploitation. Read the latest information from CEOP about keeping children safe online or to report any concerns regarding online safety.
The staff team work closely with families to reinforce the work with learners in school and at home. This is key to sustaining a learner’s behavioural improvements, so they can make the most of opportunities available to them. We also run a mentoring course, parenting workshops and community projects, all of which offer support to parents, carers and the wider community.