for young people.
Pathways opened on the 14th January 2013, after weeks of planning and preparation. This followed an approach to the staff team by Secondary Schools in Sheffield to work with particular students.
Pathways works from a self-contained, modern and freshly refurbished building, providing a welcoming safe and comfortable work environment. Pathways works from a self-contained modern and freshly refurbished building, embracing a multicultural ethos and providing a welcoming safe comfortable work environment.
All of the staff at Pathways are CRB checked, have regular accredited Child protection and safeguarding training and provide the students with one to one or small group tuition.
The schools will make a referral to Pathways. Students referred will have been identified as needing extra support in Education, settling at school, having family issues, have few or no aspirations and therefore struggle to learn. The initial referral is followed by a meeting of Pathways manager, student, parents/guardians and relevant staff from school. From this meeting will emerge the correct plan for the referred student which includes frequency of attendance at Pathways and the education programme to suit the pupil’s individual needs and requirements.
Attendance at Pathways on a daily basis will include breakfast and lunch, where all pupils and staff eat together, social time, self-esteem and confidence building and of course the main ingredient of the day ‘Education’. There will be daily feedback to Schools and where appropriate parents and guardians.
Pathways programmes are differentiated and run parallel with, and mirror what is being taught in school, including Maths, English, Science and I.T.
Pathways also works with Sheffield Hallam University students, offering placements for those wishing to become teachers.
The Manager of Pathways has over thirty years experience in this
Pathways is a 'not for profit' organisation.