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Education & Careers Services

R.E.A.L Education

Ilkeston, Derbyshire

R.E.A.L. Education was formed in 2008 to provide expertise and provision to school and local authorities to meet the needs of children and young people at risk of exclusion.

We focus on the needs of children and young people with additional needs who may be “lost to learning”, at risk of exclusion from school, or are already out of school with a placement hard to identify.

In our work we have committed to Rethink Engagement and Approaches to Learning; this requires experienced staff dedicated to going the extra mile. Children and young people with complex and challenging needs require the care and support of a professional team equipped to handle exceptional demands that arise from special educational needs, behaviour management and attendance issues. Our staff support model includes training in the management of behaviour, safeguarding, knowledge of special educational needs and risk management as well as access to specialists such as psychologists and advisory teachers.

This approach means we are in contrast to many alternative providers as we address personal development and emotional wellbeing in tandem with re-engagement in learning. We do not simply offer one approach; we provide a continuum of opportunities that enable progress towards re-inclusion.

To achieve this we work collaboratively with local authorities and schools to establish cost effective and individually tailored solutions ensuring that children and young people receive their educational entitlement whilst avoiding costly “out of county” placements. Since 2008 we have grown a range of interventions, including short-term early intervention courses, accredited group opportunities and highly personalised and specialised 1:1 programmes. We pride ourselves on being flexible and delivering effective solutions quickly.

Contact us to discuss how we can develop an effective partnership with your organisation and complement what you offer children and all young people.

​Academy Transformation Trust Further Education and Communities

Sutton in Ashfield , Nottinghamshire

Academy Transformation Trust Further Education and Communities is a major provider of a huge and diverse range of Further Education courses across Ashfield, Mansfield and Newark and Sherwood.

Previously known as Sutton Community Academy and Dukeries College, our main campuses can be located at Sutton Community Academy and Dukeries Academy, Ollerton. We provide learning in dozens of community venues across this area to make it easier for learners to attend courses.

The Brunts Academy

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Brunts is an 11-18 community academy of some 1600 students, including approximately 250 in the Sixth Form, and 150 staff. The accommodation is arranged in subject suiting including extensive specialist areas. There is a full sized floodlit all-weather pitch which is very popular with the local community in the evenings.

Wellow House School

Newark, Nottinghamshire

Idyllically placed in 20 acres of parkland and playing fields, Wellow House School has been providing superb preparatory education to children between the ages of 3 and 13 for over 40 years. As the school embraces the National Curriculum but is not limited by its scope, it is able to find the perfect balance between academia, sport and creative flair and provide a broadly-based education that enables each individual child to discover their strengths, and to make the most of their talents within Wellow and beyond while nurturing their social and emotional needs.

Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Each year Vision West Nottinghamshire College provides education and training to some 26,000 full and part-time students (including 12,000 apprentices) across all major industry sectors from entry to university-level. Over 500 of these students study Higher Education at our Vision University Centre in Mansfield.

Portland College Enterprises

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Portland College is a vibrant national college for people with a wide range of disabilities.

We strive to develop every learner’s unimagined potential with a personalised programme that can include work experience and volunteering. The personal curriculum is underpinned by a broad range of accredited qualifications in independence, literacy, numeracy, sport, arts, business studies, computing, small animal care and horticulture. We deliver a specialised sensory curriculum for learners with more complex needs.

Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Futures Limited

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Futures is a not-for-profit company and one of the leading employment and skills organisations in the East Midlands. We make it possible for people to realise their career aspirations through the delivery of a range of high quality products and services. Based in Nottingham we work with a wide range of partners, employers, schools and colleges across the country.

Mansfield Learning Partnership

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

The Mansfield Learning Partnership is ambitious for all young people across the partnership. It is committed to creating high quality learning opportunities which inspire and engage young people and of which the partners can be rightly proud

A4e Education & Enterprise

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

A4e is a leading public service provider, serving tens of thousands of people across Europe, Australasia and Asia. Our core mission is to improve people’s lives.