The R.E.A.L. Foundation Trust was established in 2008 to support innovative and creative educational solutions for children and young people, between the ages of 5 and 19, who are “lost to learning” and “hard to place”. The Trust strives to create a continuum of excellence in education that spreads beyond the school or academy gate and allows those who may struggle in a mainstream setting to reach their potential.
A welcome and introduction to R.E.A.L. Foundation Trust, by Shaun Murphy, our patron.
The reasons for this may be wide ranging and complex, so R.E.A.L. sets out to
Re-think Engagement & Approaches to Learning for each individual, in a solution focussed way, which places them at the heart of their own learning.
This process is drawn together by collaborative working strategies with our partners to create cost effective approaches linked to the progressive engagement of each student. At the heart of this is a full commitment to person-centred planning approaches and the effective use of student and parent voice.
The Trust members and partner organisations have developed considerable experience and research in this area of work. This has enabled the identification of core stages of individual progression that supports the effective planning of personal pathways and leads strategic thinking. This may range from intensive 1:1 support in the home through to curriculum group work and vocational training opportunities as individual confidence and self-esteem improves.
The Trust looks to invest in, and support, state of the art facilities and creative initiatives that build self esteem and resilience in young people who present with a broad range of challenges. By placing a focus on finding and creating the right working environment, the Trust seeks to promote its values and commitment to young people and so build their self-worth by breaking the cycle of set backs that may impact on their progression.
How to support the R.E.A.L. Foundation Trust, by Shaun Murphy, our patron.
The Trust seeks to make a clear impact through the role of collaborative work within local communities that offers a broad range of opportunities and experiences to support engagement. The continued use of quality facilities outside of the school day is an essential part of R.E.A.L.’s offer and commitment to working with local community groups. Part of this work has included numerous holiday clubs that have been well received within communities across the East Midlands which shall be further developed in the future.