Hopefields are a fully inclusive, bespoke education provision for young people aged 11-25 with a social, emotional and/or mental health need.
Hopefields is located in the Tees Valley and proudly serves the communities of the local area.
We offer high quality alternative provision for young people who are hard to reach, hard to place, and/or at risk of exclusion.
Those who come to us may require additional support to access an education package. This could be due to illness, a diagnosis of mental health, or may need further guidance to continue their pathway to employment and adulthood.
Hopefields is the brainchild of two people who, every day, faced the challenges in the education system due to the lack of meaningful, educational provision in the Tees Valley for young people with additional needs. Born and raised in Teesside, we are committed to the area and the future generations in the North East.
Combining our passions of education and changing lives, Hopefields was created to actively engage, challenge and meet the needs of all young people, whilst providing life-changing experiences in their pathway to adulthood.
Hopefields provide bespoke packages of education for young people who are hard to reach and hard to place; not currently educated in schools or colleges, or who require further input or respite from their current education provider. We work with young people who may possess an Education, Health and Care plan, or require specialist support to access education. Our education packages focus on academic progress and achievement, taught through a therapeutic, thematic and project-based curriculum.
Young people aged 11-19 (and those at risk of NEET) receive support and guidance, directly linked with the Gatsby Benchmarks, to further their chances of entering the local job market, with specific and focused work experience, vocational training and accreditation, and career building skills.
The aim for all learners at Hopefields is to enhance opportunities and to progress educationally on an accredited course, accelerating academic progress. Hopefields promote community inclusion and enterprise skills for vulnerable young people, equipping them with transferable, social and employability qualities.
We offer young people the support and guidance to further develop their self and sense of being, of community integration and also develop their pathway to adulthood, becoming good, disciplined and empathetic citizens.
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