We are an Ofsted registered independent school based in West London that provides full-time, alternative, secondary education for young people, aged between 13 and 17. Often our young people present with additional to complex needs.
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 across London.
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 those who are are hard to place due to multiple factors.
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, one of our priorities is the behaviour of learners, our aim is to support pupils through use of a range of strategies enabling them to access the curriculum both socially and academically.
We have 45 places for learners in years 9, 10, 11 and 12 across two sites: Freston Road (Ladbroke Grove) and Phoenix Centre (Southall).
To enable young people to progress and succeed in sustained education, employment and training.
We do this by re-engaging young people positively with their purpose through learning and future life aspirations. All our learners achieve positive outcomes, thrive and enjoy a quality education that is delivered by skilled, passionate people with high expectations in a place that is safe, high quality and appropriate.
Learners can follow a GCSE pathway and are also given the opportunity to take Functional Skills, we are currently looking at ways in which we can broaden our curriculum as it is important that our learners have access to a range of subjects to become well-rounded learners.
A key focus is on building trusting relationships that enable us to quickly identify the barriers to learning, support our learners to understand what they are and reach their full potential.
Our learners also have access to fortnightly sessions with a Connexions personal adviser to focus on the next steps to college or employment.
The staff team aim to work closely with families to reinforce expectations as we firmly believe that working in partnership with parents and pupils is the most effective way to ensure sustainable change. We realise that we have further work to do with regards to this and we are confident that we will meet our goal of improving the relationships between school and home.
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.
Our Approach to Behaviour and Attitudes
Our approach to behaviour & attitudes is rooted in a Trauma-Informed (TISUK) and Restorative Practices framework. We perceive misbehaviour (causing harm to others and/or property/the learning environment) as a breaking of a social bond. We believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that our daily school life procedures and processes enable our students to learn how to make choices and meet their own needs without harming others and whilst looking after themselves. We therefore seek to resolve incidents of harm caused by involving all those relevant to the event in acknowledging responsibilities, repairing harm, promoting respect and strengthening relationships.