West Lake CIC

Alternative Provision

Our Alternative provision programme is designed to offer young people (year groups 9, 10 & 11) who struggle with the traditional classroom setting, to experience a different style of learning environment. It supports young people to feel positive about themselves and their abilities through a bespoke alternative provision programme based on engaging with nature and the outdoor environment. Graduates of the course have increased confidence and self-esteem as well as reduced anxiety and improved resilience.

Our alternative provision based at Westlake CIC site on the Wirral Cheshire border, in Little Sutton, and is built on research evidencing the benefits of engaging with the natural environment. Spending time outdoors reduces cortisol levels, lowers blood pressure, and stimulates the immune system. All these benefits make our outdoor education programmes a superb option for young people who need and alternative to the traditional classroom.

The educational programmes work in small groups of 8- 10 learners does not offer a qualification as very little time will be spent on paperwork or traditional classroom-based learning. Success for our students is measured in terms of attendance, engagement, resilience, and the desire to carry on with a journey of learning. We value building friendships, having a positive work ethic, and developing aspirations.

We provide ongoing support for students who have graduated from out alternative provision programme by transitioned onto our KS4 programme at Westlake or into mainstream college programmes at Reaseheath College at our Nantwich site.

Enquire today:

david.armson@reaseheath.ac.uk | 01270 439652

Our provision identifies the qualities students need in terms of the behaviours, values and engagement required to succeed in gaining qualifications in a further education setting and helps the learner to progress to these throughout the programme.

The curriculum is designed to facilitate the development of the skills that our students need to succeed in a further education setting.