Figure of Eight Education provides a range of outreach provisions for pupils who live in Essex and are unable to attend school due to medical conditions, school phobia, mental health issues and/or teenage pregnancy.
The Home Tuition Service is for children and young people resident in Essex, who are unable to attend school due to an underlying medical condition or mental health issue. The pupils referred to the service will be at home with long term sickness of 15 days or more, leading to extensive periods off school. Pupils will be referred by the school or the Education Welfare Officer (EWO) on behalf of the school. Referrals must be supported by a letter from a consultant or a senior clinical medical officer.
A successful solution to assist with any young person's learning programme. Our tutors can deliver live sessions for an individual or small group. This services is flexible and all that is required is an internet connection and a laptop or mobile device. It is beneficial for the device to have a webcam but if any of the key elements are unavailable Figure of Eight Education will support where possible to ensure a smooth service.
Our online classroom is the same as being in-person where we put the fun in learning. All sessions are recorded and feedback is provided to student to assist with progression.
School phobic & vulnerable pupil
A provision for Essex resident KS3 and KS4 pupils who are not attending school due to high anxiety, school phobia, incidences of bullying or are disengaged from school due to a range of mental health issues. Pupils are provided with an educational provision, initially in their homes/local libraries, and then supported to reintegrate to school, college or suitable alternative provision. Pupils are taught core subjects as well as a focus on life skills, self esteem and coping strategies.
Referrals must be made through EWS, supported by links with CAMHS and approved by the Headteacher.
Community Outreach Programme
We are looking to provide a programme in Essex secondary schools to provide preventative support to identified pupils at risk of non-attendance due to social phobias, anxiety or bullying. Individualised programmes of support are offered to pupils in school, to build self-esteem, coping skills and resilience ensuring their attendance and engagement remains at expected levels.
Teenage pregnancy reintegration
A service for school age pregnant teenagers and young parents, the service aims to support young people to overcome any barriers to learning they may have faced in the past, and to encourage them to continue their education, both during their pregnancy and after the baby is born. Pupils are supported to attend education provisions across Essex school/college placements and alternative education providers.