Our School

Future Education believes in providing a nurturing and supportive environment where pupils with diverse needs can re-engage with learning on an individual basis, whilst insisting on high standards of work and behaviour.

Admissions

Future Education is an Independent Special School in Norwich for boys and girls aged 13-16 and offers a full-time education for students with complex Social Emotional and Mental Health needs.

The school is registered to admit up to 44 students.

Students are referred by the Local Authority (mainly Norfolk and Suffolk based) and will have an Education Health & Care Plan (EHCP). Admissions are agreed in partnership with students, parents/carers and the Local Authority.

We as a school community have a commitment to promote equality and we will treat each individual fairly.

Typically, students admitted to the school have missed significant parts of their education having been excluded from mainstream or other specialist/alternative education provision, and are substantially behind their peers in terms of development and achievement.

The majority of student referrals will present one or more of the following characteristics/needs:

  • Looked After Children
  • Need for therapeutic interventions
  • Social communication needs
  • Challenging behaviour or extreme obsessional behaviour
  • Fluctuating moods of depression, anxiety or distress, exhibits self-harm or self-injury
  • Separation anxiety, finding it difficult to be apart from family or away from the familiar routines of home
  • Co-morbid anxiety based mental health difficulties

Facilities

We work closely with pupils to ensure that the school environment is a calm and nurturing place and is conductive to learning. We want our school to be a familiar and comfortable education environment which encourages a sense of respect and pride in the uniqueness of the school. The School buildings comprise of 7 classrooms, including rooms for Science, Maths, English, Food Technology, Arts and Media. We also have a live radio studio and a recording studio. ICT resources are in all classrooms with desktops and iPads available. Future Education has a playing field which is currently marked out for 5-a-side football. We create timetables which are engaging and exciting and we use local facilities like University of East Anglia Sports Centre, Whitlingham Country Park and Eaton Vale Activity Centre to provide pupils with a challenge.

SEN Support

Our SEN information report which supports the Norfolk Local Offer for learners with Special Educational Needs (SEN). The report outlines the type of Special Educational Needs that Future Education School provides for, and explains how we go about supporting those pupils to achieve. You can download or view the school’s SEN information. Local authorities must publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision that is available and provision that is expected to be across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This information is available here. 

Behaviour Intervention

We adopt behaviour intervention techniques which help our pupils and staff manage challenging behaviour. These techniques could be anything from creating routines or tangible reinforcers, to silent signals or positive phrasing. These techniques are used worldwide and Future Education use them to help improve behaviour within the classroom and throughout the school.

Parents & Guardians

We believe that only by working together with students and their parents/carers can we get the very best results for each individual. We will work with you from the point of initial referral to ensure that our school is the right setting for your child. We will also maintain contact and continue to offer support until after the student has successfully transitioned to Further Education, Training or Employment. We will ask parents/carers to take an active role by helping develop our Education Plans, taking part in reviews, offering feedback, and in ultimately supporting their child to succeed. We will provide ongoing reports, feedback and information relating to each students’ progress; we will tell parents when things have gone well, and when they haven’t gone so well, so that we can work together to praise positive performance/behaviour and address instances of underperformance or poor behaviour.