Project information

Ufton Adventure - reducing school exclusions

Over 35 children are excluded from school per day. We help children at risk of exclusion to see the value of education, develop their personal skills to cope with school and work towards re- integrating them back into school.
78% of the children on our programme returned to the classroom last year.

September 2018 - July 2019

Charity information: Ufton Adventure

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  • Need

    Need

    Over 35 children are excluded from school every day. The most vulnerable children are most likely to be excluded. One in two has a recognised mental health need. Excluded children are four times more likely to be from the poorest families and eight out of ten of them have a special educational need or disability. More than 50% of UK prisoners were excluded from school.

    A permanent exclusion will have an irreversible impact on a young person’s life chances

    Solution

    We work in close partnership with our participating schools and share the single objective of successfully re-integrating young people back into the classroom. The programmes are challenging and designed to show young people that there are alternatives to their current direction and that they are not destined to be excluded.
    We include curriculum content into our sessions, helping young people to recognise a joy in learning and preparing them for their path back into the classroom.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Raising aspiration and attainment


    Activities

    » We offer dynamic, ability and age appropriate residential programmes in the woods at Ufton.

    What success will look like

    Increased motivation of children. We work with schools to monitor and evaluate the impact and the appetite for learning.


    Aim 2

    To foster a positive attitude to change, challenge and choice


    Activities

    » We develop a positive approach, increasing confidence and independence through challenging outdoor activities.

    What success will look like

    Reduced exclusion rates at the schools we work with


    Aim 3

    To manage physical well-being and to understand and manage anxiety


    Activities

    » We talk about the basic needs of diet, sleep and exercise. We ask young people to reflect on how they feel and what they need to feel calm.

    What success will look like

    Reduced exclusion rates at the schools we work with


    Aim 4

    To be prepared for the challenges of the 21st century and to be work ready


    Activities

    » Our programmes are immersive and focus on our aims enabling young people to move forward from school onto further education or employment.

    What success will look like

    Reduced exclusion rates at the schools we work with


  • Impact

    Impact

    The most vulnerable children are most likely to be excluded. One in two has a recognised mental health need. Excluded children are four times more likely to be from the poorest families and eight out of ten of them have a special educational need or disability.

    We are aiming to reduce exclusion rates in the schools we work in partnership with.

    Risk

    We work closely in partnership with our participating schools and share the single objective of successfully re-integrating young people back into the classroom.

    Reporting

    We provide regular updates, impact reports and newsletters to our donors.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £27,665

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      Amount Heading Description
      £20,840 Staff Costs Teachers and Fundraising salaries
      £2,000 Catering Providing nutricious and healthy meals
      £1,926 Ins and utilities Insurance, heat and light, health and safety, maintenance
      £592 Materials Educational materials
      £2,307 Depreciation Depreciation
  • Background

    Location

    We are located in West Berkshire, in 40 acres of beautiful woodland.

    Beneficiaries

    The Ufton Adventure programmes are helping children at risk of exclusion to see the value of education and work towards re- integrating back into the classroom. We work in partnership with mainstream schools in Berkshire.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Ufton Adventure is an innovative and ground breaking charity.

    Our unique approach of repeated intervention and close collaboration with schools, results in a life changing impact on the educational success of disadvantaged children.

    We are based in 40 acres of private woodland, to help provide a passion for outdoor learning in the young people that visit Ufton.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Fiona Craig

    Managing Director - Ufton Court

    Neil Gauld

    Lead Teacher - Ufton Adventure

£300

will pay for four visits to Ufton Adventure for a young person at risk of exclusion from school

Thank you for showing children who have disengaged with the classroom that we haven’t given up on them

Teacher