Inclusive environment's to support young people with SEND and SEMH needs at our after-school and holiday clubs
The company aims to increase access to sports and social opportunities for young people at risk of marginalisation and loneliness. This is a high quality sensory room that can be transported to a range of educational establishments, with different set up's to suit each young persons need. Our sensory tent is set up at all of our holiday clubs and afterschool clubs to support young people with sensory processing difficulties. Our sensory area is also used by young people with behavioural issues and ADHD to promote self-regulation for young people.
After school and Saturday clubs provide safe, stimulating and inclusive play outside of normal school hours and during holiday periods. Children are encouraged to choose their play activities, with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment with other children. Our activity club is currently running three days per week. This club gives young people the option of one hour social time whilst taking part in activities and receiving therapeutic support.
Activities include boxing, forest school or creative sessions. Our young people have their own allotment and plant fruit and veg all year around that is free for families to collect. Visiting our allotment is a part of our forest school activities.
Wednesdays are swimming each week where young people are able to take part in a swimming lesson with a trained instructor. We have seen many of our young people learn to swim as a part of our swimming lessons.
Fridays are fun-filled paid activities that are chosen by young people, this includes activities such as trampolining, ice skating, bowling, trips to the cinema and roller-skating.
There is often a barrier to childcare for parents that have children with additional needs. Services that cater for young people with complex needs and backgrounds are very rare. Here at RUOE, we understand how difficult this is and we have worked hard to ensure that we make our environments inclusive to ALL young people. We are continually making adaptions to our service in response to young people's needs to ensure our environment and staff welcomes all children. Our staff have completed a number of training courses such as safeguarding advanced, epilepsy, autism, child mental health, challenging behaviour, trauma informed practice, adverse life experiences, positive approaches to challenging behaviour, therapeutic care, first aid and much more. We provide exceptional and unique outdoor activities which includes activities such as water sports, rock climbing, off-road cycling, dog walking, animal therapy, visiting historic places and museums, camping, life skills and forest school experiences.
This service can also be accessed by students on reduced timetables and other young people with a range of needs that may benefit from a therapeutic experience. This fun yet educational experience empowers young people, building confidence, self-belief, teamwork, integrity, life skills and social skills.
RUOE childcare is another fun filled service we offer afterschool and throughout the school holidays. Young people are able to choose whether they want to take part in anyone of our three activity clubs during childcare hours. This includes Forest school (outdoor learning) on Monday's, swimming on Wednesday's and recreational Fridays where young people can take part in a paid activity such as bowling, roller-skating, theatre trips and much more.
Our company has a transport service where young people can be transported from school to our club or to a range of different outdoor educational experiences by the company and returned to either their education establishment or home. In addition to this, young people have access to a snack and unlimited drinks.
Our gang intervention and prevention service works towards creating a family environment using a therapeutic parenting model (structure and nurture). This model allow us to encourage independence and build secure attachments with the young people we work with which will allow us to have a better impact on their lives.
We want to empower young people and create new mindsets through activities that enable young people to develop self-belief, independence, purpose, belonging, and a positive self-image, whilst we help them to develop in the area of consequential thinking.
We want to challenge unhealthy ideologies around gang culture and knife crime through our mentors who have experienced this life and made a transition.
We have several mentors who were once gang related but have turned their lives around and have now become outstanding members of society, this creates a level of understanding which is crucial in helping the young people we work with to feel understood.
Our holiday clubs Every school holiday we offer some exciting and energetic kids activities for ages 8-16 year olds.
Every school holiday, we run children’s activity clubs. Our clubs are designed to keep your children active and engaged during the school holiday periods, making sure they spend some valuable time away from the TV and games consoles and doing some more fun and energetic things!
Our experienced and fully qualified teams deliver a wide range of activities to make sure your kids have fun, make friends and keep moving during the half term and school holidays.
You can drop your children off in the morning and be happy in the knowledge that they will be having fun for the whole day, receiving help and support to try new sports and activities.
Each term we have a range of new activities, we offer funded places for low-income families and paid places for young people that do not meet the criteria for a funded place. Our holiday clubs have the additional offer of a free hot meal and transport.