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E-learning for all pupils all year round, regardless of circumstance, ability or location

Our e-learning programme is offered for Entry level, Functional Skills, BTEC and GCSE qualifications. It aims to work with students who are unable to attend school for a number of reasons, such as suffering from mental health issues, having an ongoing illness, gang affiliation or school refusal.

We are committed to bridging the gap between individuals and education to enable young people to access learning. Our e-learning programme does just that.

Our programme can also be used as a short term solution during absence or exclusion and to ensure learning continues. Alternatively, a long term placement can be offered where the students follow a curriculum timetable which leads to formal qualifications.

The make-up of our e-learning programme

  • Students receive a Tablet, preloaded with the necessary software.
  • Training is provided to show students how to access the e-learning
    programme and Learning Platform.
  • Exam entry fees are included.
  • Half-termly reports are provided, showing levels of attendance and
  • Entry level, Functional skills, BTEC and GCSE qualifications all available.

A flexible approach to learning

Our e-learning sessions run between 10am and 2pm in the core subjects (English Maths and Science) plus PSHE, with timetables being issued to students. Friday afternoon sessions are used for work reviews, extra-curricular activities or meetings within our school setting which students are invited to. These sessions will be particularly important in the run up to exams as they are a chance for us to bring everyone together (including pastoral staff) to discuss any issues or concerns, and agree next steps.

How the sessions work


Before getting started, we will ask our pupils to complete a baseline assessment task in order to put them on the correct course and level. For those students who have already been working with us, we won’t require this.


Students attend an induction session with their parent/guardian where we will discuss the programme in more detail and also issue them with their individual log in details. These logins are used as part of our attendance register.


Each session is run by one of our highly trained members of staff who talk through and direct pupils as to the requirements of the session and key outcomes (much like they do within the classroom). The sessions are very interactive and can include video and audio discussions, as well as activities where students will follow links, download resources and upload their completed work for teachers to mark and grade.


We will do our best to ensure each student engages fully on the e-learning programme. This will include daily phone calls if the student fails to log on and home visits if the student after 3 sessions of non-engagement. These visits allow our team put any additional support needed by the student in place, as well as addressing ant issues may be preventing them from accessing the programme.

We will keep a log of all calls and visits and share it with parent/carer and schools. We will continue to work with LAs and liaise with EWOs as and when necessary.


There is inbuilt software which allow us to monitor the tablet during a session and to view browsing history. Access to the Internet can be blocked completely or during certain hours.

We call the agreed contact number(s) within 20 minutes of failure to log in. Calls will be made each day of absence. If the student fails to log in for more than 3 days without making contact with the school and giving a valid reason for absence we make a visit to ascertain the reasons for not engaging.

Each tablet is installed with a tracking device so we have the capability to locate the tablet if needed. However, on occasion students stay with relatives so we prefer them to take the tablet with them and work from a different address rather than miss the session. Parents/students are expected to notify us if this is the case.

Our sessions are very interactive and we embed video discussions into our delivery. This means we often see our students electronically.

Student Testimonial

Next steps

If you are looking to refer a young person to our e-learning programme, please contact us.

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