Below is a selection of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) we receive on a regular basis.
Connect2Education is classed as an Alternative Education Provider – as such we are not a full time provider of statutory education. Ofsted required all full time providers of education to be registered.
Connect2Education is registered with the UK Register of Learning Providers
Connect2Education is on the local offer for Redcar & Cleveland and North Yorkshire local authorities.
No. We do not provide transport. This is provided by parents and carers. Some children and young people with Education and Health Care Plans may have access to transport as part of their plan although this is not always the case.
Prices for one to one teaching in centre and outreach/on Zoom start from £41.00 per hour* which includes planning, resources, teaching and completion of individual education reports. Primary afternoon packages (2 hours) £67 per child. Four weekly block bookings are discounted.
Please contact Maxine Tasker or Julie Phillips to discuss provision costing.
*Redcar & Cleveland Local Authority and North Yorkshire Local Authority already have an agreement in place as we are listed on their Local Offer.
Our team is skilled in supporting children & young people with transition, whether via a move to another educational setting, or reintegration into a school or college – Connect2Education provide one to one support, as part of a robust plan – Connect2Education is successful in helping KS4 students transition to a long-term education placement or Post 16 College. We have maintained a proven track record of success in collaborative planning with other agencies to ensure transition is smooth and fully supported.
Yes. Where there is an appropriate Covid Risk assessment in place, we can work in specialist residential settings.
Once a referral has been submitted, it is reviewed by the Head of Teaching and Learning at Connect2Education to check that we can meet the needs of the child or young person referred.
If Connect2Education can meet the needs of the child or young person, we will invite them into the centre with their parent or carer and a designated professional from the school, academy, or local authority. This will involve a meeting and a look around the provision. From this meeting, provision can be agreed.
Connect2Education encourage visits prior to referral, as we know a visit can often confirm whether we are a setting that is likely to meet the needs of a child or young person. We would not advise parents and carers visit without a designated lead from their child or young person’s school or a local authority representative.
Attendance to the centre is recorded and reported daily to the designated attendance officer, in the school where the child is on roll. Attendance at outreach venues and online is also reported to the school after each session.
No. It is not a requirement that a young person has an Education & Health Care Plan to access provision. However many of the young people we work with are often on the pathway to assessment for a plan or may be awaiting the outcome of a plan. As a specialist provision we are asked to contribute information to an educational assessment whilst a child or young person is with us. Connect2Education staff work with local authority advisors and Special Educational Need & Disability Coordinators in schools or academies to ensure provision and planning for each child or young person is reviewed regularly.
We provide academic teaching and education support in quiet classrooms for children and young people (Primary and Secondary) including those who may be anxious or withdrawn and need a calm learning environment. We are specialists in working with students who are neurodiverse or have a diagnosis of ASC. We work with vulnerable children and young people who may also have mental health needs adversely affecting their ability to actively communicate with adults or socialise with peers.
At KS4 Subjects include GCSE English Literature, GCSE English Language, GCSE Maths, GCSE Biology, Physics and Chemistry, GCSE History, GCSE French .
At KS3 subjects include German, French, Humanities, English Literature & Language, Maths, Science, Personal, social, health and economic, Social health & social education, IT, Textiles & Art
For Primary children, subjects include Literacy, Numeracy, Drama, IT & Art & Craft.
We also work with schools who provide Princes Youth Trust Certification.
Connect2Education are an alternative education provider. Children and young people who attend the centre will remain on roll with their school or academy. Children and young people can attend Connect2Education as part of their education provision. The hours of provision are discussed at the time of referral. The centre at Stokesley is open from 9 am to 3 pm for education.
Connect2Education work directly with schools and academies. Whilst we are happy to speak with parents and carers about our education provision in the centre, a referral must come from a school, academy, or local authority. We are unable to accept referrals from parents or carers.