It is really important to us to get the views of everyone that we work with, and here are some of the things that young people, their parents/carers, schools and partnership agencies have said about Skillz!!
" It’s good ‘cos you can be yourself"
"I'll be sad to leave this place"
"It's mad to think I never went to school and now I've got this qulaification"
"I hope my school do let me come back next year, Skillz is sic"
"My mate comes and he said it was well good and I should come too so I asked School and they sent me"
"It isn't like going to School, its more like college and the staff are better to get on with"
"I like it ‘cos you can have a go at different things and the staff are sound"
"It’s friendly and they let you do stuff that you are interested in"
"They helped me with college and that and I don’t think i’d have known what to do"
"I haven’t been to school for ages but it’s alright coming here"
"Its good ‘cos I’ve got another chance to get some qualifications and do something with my life"
"Skillz are brill, lots of things are done well. They offer a warm welcome for visitors and young people, genuine interest in the young person, the encouragement offered is great. Clear boundaries are set for young people and respect is given to the young people by staff. They really believe that the young people can achieve…I could go on and on!!"
"I think that Skillz provide nurturing support to students who are in need of extra support in education, I feel that they communicate well with other agencies involved with the young people and families and provide us with information that can help support/encourage young people to maintain education."
"I think Skillz is great. You really seem to care about the wellbeing of the young people and offer a holistic approach in your education provision. The systems you operate in terms of discipline are fair and the young people seem to be given warnings and chances to change/explain their behaviour. You communicate well with other agencies and are always open to visits/appointments from outside agencies to see the young people"
"We have noticed a real change in his behaviour when he is back in school; he has calmed down a lot"
"It’s great to have this provision in West Leeds so its local for young people that live in the area and they don’t have to travel as far"
"It’s positive for young people that they can access a Foundation Learning Package under one roof and with the same staff that they are comfortable with"
"Skillz Education is a great provision in this area which offers unique opportunities for our young people. We highly recommend them!"
"Im really pleased School sent him to Skillz, he seems to have setteld down since he has been coming"
"She loves comingm she comes home every time she has been full of beans and wanting to tell me all about what she has been doing!"
"Its so nice to get a phone call to tell me he has done well and is getting on!"
"He seems to have grown up a lot lately and is being more mature at home since he has been coming to you"
"I wish I could send all my kids to Skillz!!"
"I never have to get him up on a Skillz day!"
"I have noticed a real change in him and we get on better now he goes to Skillz"
"Thank you for all your support; they wouldn’t have known how to get into college without your help"