Engaging Potential Careers Site Eteach (38899)

Who are we?

Engaging Potential is an independent school offering an alternative approach for disengaged young people. Our mission is to re-engage them with individual learning opportunities and positive life experiences through teaching and mentoring whilst promoting personal and social development.

Engaging Potential (EP) was founded in 2008 and has been evolving ever since to meet the ever changing needs of our students. We accept referral directly from West Berkshire Council and pride ourselves on wiping the slate clean and offering students, and quite often parents and carers, a fresh start.

We achieved Independent School status in 2012 and have since had two Ofsted inspections, most recently July 2017, and been recognised as “good”.

Our dedicated team go the extra mile, and more, to support students meet their potential often thinking outside of the box and never giving up – this is reflected in the qualifications and awards we offer and made possible by the individualised timetable each student is offered.

If you are interested in learning more about EP please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

What makes us so special?

We offer a really structured but flexible approach which uses 1:1 mentoring and tutoring by building individually tailored timetables to engage young people.

Student Annual Plans (SAPs) are developed through discussion and agreement between the young person, the tutor and the mentor. It is important that the young person has a sense of ownership and involvement in their learning and development for them to feel that they are ‘doing it’ rather than it being ‘done to them’.

We recognise and address specific barriers to learning, and acknowledge areas of strength as well. The SAP is informed by targets set from the Statement of Educational Need (SEN) or the newer Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC). As such they are reviewed regularly. Any specific equipment, materials, or space will be made available to ensure the most suitable and effective delivery for each individual.

EP works towards a full timetable consisting of 25 hours or more but recognises the need to work at the young person’s pace. External organisations and individuals may be sourced to support our young people’s interests and needs: we recognise the importance of providing a wide and varied range of activities.