Young People at ARK
ARK can provide a day provision for young people of varying needs. This includes, children experiencing difficulties in school, those with neurodiversity, home-schooled children and those who are not in education, employment or training.
ARK has two qualified teachers and two registered social workers as part of the experienced and skilled staff team. Staff can support students and their support workers, parents or
to access the opportunities on offer with the goal to be able to join in with our small community to foster a sense of belonging and social inclusion. This will help develop a young person’s self-worth, sense of identity, social and emotional skills and help to build resilience and confidence. We can tailor our service to meet the individual needs of the young person and the referring agency, offering short or full days (10am-3pm). We can offer young people the opportunity to be a part of a safe and nurturing environment, to learn to be themselves, to be accepting of others, to be able to develop emotionally & socially or to work towards specific goals and their aspirations.
We welcome the chance to work alongside colleagues in education, health and local authority to ensure that any young person, has the best chance to have their needs holistically met.
ARK staff are not able to work on a 1:1 basis; however, we support, monitor and supervise small groups; most young people attend ARK with an adult who can support and supervise them as needed. In some circumstances, young people are able to access ARK without support, but be discussed and agreed in advance.
Schools & Colleges
ARK can provide opportunities for school groups to visit, to work alongside some of our experienced and knowledgeable staff and volunteers to help support the school’s environmental and outdoor curriculum. ARK has animals, a wildlife pond, a horticulture area, wild spaces, indoor areas for learning & ART’s and Crafts and a woodland area. A huge variety of activities and learning opportunities can take place in these environments alongside helping students develop their SEMH. Our qualified and experienced staff can support schools in devising meaningful and worthwhile learning opportunities on our site.