Some fantastic feedback!!
'My first thoughts of Skillz were very negative as I couldn't understand my son not being capable of sitting in a mainstream school for a day without being sent home! It became a daily occurrence then he was sent to Skillz-it seemed like he was being praised for his bad behaviour!!! How wrong I was they have an amazing way with young adolescents and believe me they don't tolerate any bad behaviour my son has finally begun to shine and I have to praise Skillz for never giving up on my son.
He now has fantastic attendance and we are currently working on his punctuality. But a big thankyou to Skillz and I was totally wrong about this off site provision but it's working for my son.
Read what a young person had to say about their time at Skillz!
'I came to Skillz because I was bad at School. I'd got in trouble for fighting, skipping school and being aggressive with a teacher and was caught smoking weed at School.
Then I came to Skillz.
At first I was mad that I'd been kicked out of school and I wasn’t at School with my mates.
At Skillz I have got lots of qualifications, the ones I enjoyed the most are Brickwork and English and Joinery because Tutors are safe and things are entertaining here.
If I was telling someone new about Skillz I’d tell them to stay 'cos you can get lots out of it.
I’ve improved my reading and writing, my attendance is up and I'm hoping to get some GCSE's.
After Skillz I want to be a plumber.
The best thing about my time at Skillz has been getting qualifications. It’s a nice environment to be in because all the teachers are safe'.
I’m not angry anymore’
We have two special Christmas thank you videos from the tutors at Skillz -
just click the links below and decide who has the best festive moves.......
The Boys http://bit.ly/1cdVndW or The Girls http://bit.ly/1fIuOwj
Have a great Christmas break - we will see you in 2014!
Love Team Skillz x
Young people and staff at Skillz have worked hard over the last week and raised £40 for Children in Need!
Well done everyone and thanks for taking part!
Friday 15 November (at 10:19AM)
Young people enjoyed a reward recently for all their hard work last 1/2 term.
They chose to go Bowling and we had a few strikes and some great high scores!
Check out our 'Skillz days out Album' for more photos (scroll to the bottom)
Watch this space for pics from the next reward trip!
Keep up the good work guys!