The R.E.A.L. Foundation Trust seeks to raise the aspirations of hard to reach and disengaged young people and their families.
Experience over many years has shown that exclusion from educational entitlement may happen for a broad range of reasons that include specific learning needs, intellectual disabilities or significant change and trauma. Very often the individuals, whose progress has been delayed by complexities of background circumstances, need to have their situation stabilised and supported in a sensitive and understanding manner to find a pathway towards engagement and future re-inclusion in their learning.
The R.E.A.L. Foundation Trust will do this by focussing on the breadth of specific educational needs and factors influencing the progress of the children and young people and their families. It will seek to support and inspire students to work to their full potential and overcome the barriers to their learning that have previously hindered engagement, advancement and success.
It is the R.E.A.L. Foundation Trust’s vision is to create and support outstanding provision and services that enable young people who have been marginalised by their exceptional and complex special needs to develop skills and capabilities leading to them becoming independent and employable adults who can interact and contribute positively within their communities.
In doing so, the Trust will promote future economic well-being and healthy lifestyles for a group that may often become NEET (not in education, employment or training) and whose life chances have been significantly reduced by the impact of delays and interruptions within the normal cycle of their education.
The R.E.A.L. Foundation Trust identifies specific need and has a clear mission to support the re-engagement of each individual with their educational entitlement, whilst identifying and acknowledging that each young person may need personalised and bespoke intervention to ensure this happens.
All professionals engaged in fulfilling these aims will seek to provide outstanding opportunities that reflect care and aspiration for those they work with. The Trust will invest in the improvement of approaches that address personal development and place emotional health and personal wellbeing at the forefront of their intervention work.
There is a firm commitment to continue to enhance and develop provision in partnership with all stakeholders from the young people themselves to the commissioners of services. The Trust shall do this by building on the positive feedback on services and further enhancing them to ensure there is no slippage against the ever-changing backdrop of demands.