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The Bright Stars Education

The Bright Stars Education: 'Engage and Support Programme'

The Bright Stars Engage and Support Programme provides alternative provision for schools and students. Students will join the programme for a variety of reasons: they may be suffering from anxiety: school phobia and those who refuse to attend school; they may have a long-term medical condition or disability that prevents them from attending school on a regular basis. We have also worked with young people who are in the care system too. The provision is on a part-time basis – with students attending for two to three hours per week. There will be frequent communication between school, parents and ourselves. The young person’s wellbeing both physically and mentally is paramount to us here at Bright Stars Education.

Initially, students will work on a one-to-one programme focusing on maths and English. We are able to assess students and provide them with a focused starting point in both maths and English (if this information is not currently available). There will also be opportunities to consider the future, discuss careers and explore options. The curriculum is bespoke and tailored to the educational needs of the student. There is a four-week induction period to see how well students settle in. After this period, the plan will be reviewed to check that everything is running smoothly and that the student is starting to make some progress. The aim is to reintegrate students back into school and to equip them with coping strategies. However, we do understand that reintegration is not always possible so longer placements are an option.

We also offer places to Post-16 students who have an EHCP. This programme is to offer young people the opportunity to achieve their English and maths Functional Skills. Again, the course is part-time and it requires young people to make a commitment to their learning. This programme also offers the opportunity to consider careers and work placements within the local community. We also have optional courses for young people to complete throughout the year. The courses will be a combination of essential guidance, and introducing new interests and hobbies.

We are located at Stafford Park 4. With excellent transport links by bus and train. We have a compact and very quiet facility within the Business and Enterprise Centre with our own entrance and amenities. There is a genuine focus on making the place quiet and stress free.

This alternative provision has been established to support the needs of so many young people who are struggling to find the appropriate assistance. In twenty years of teaching English in the secondary sector, and 7 years in private tuition, we understand the difficulties experienced by all, at this current time. We pride ourselves in our belief that every young person should have the opportunity to achieve, and be the best that they can be.

Please give us a call or send an email and we can arrange a visit. We look forward to hearing from you.

Email: l.martindale@bright-stars-education.com
Telephone: 01952 444928

Frequently asked questions

What is the age group the provision is suitable for?
KS3 and KS4. Post 16 with an EHCP.

Where is the provision based?
Unit 42, Business Development Centre, Stafford Park 4, Telford, Shropshire. TF3 3BD.

We are able to deliver tuition in libraries and community hubs if transport is an issue.

Is the provision suitable for SEND (children with an EHCP) students?
Yes, but no students are taken on a full-time basis.

What is the cost of the provision per day/session?
Secondary school students - £45 per hour. Post – 16 by arrangement.

Length of session / frequency of sessions
The office is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Most lessons are delivered in a two-hour block. However, it can be two separate one hour slots – it depends upon availability and the needs of the student.

Last updated: 09/06/2023 12:49