It is increasingly difficult to find small, calm, therapeutic learning environments, where students who struggle to access mainstream learning can thrive. The number of students with EHCPs and identified SEN who require bespoke specialist provision has increased yearly since 2010, up 23% in the last two years alone.
Whilst the triggers vary hugely, the result is an ever growing number of students who simply cannot cope with the pressures of a mainstream school.
Often these students are very bright and have huge potential. The tragic reality is that children who do not have access to a consistent and regular education programme, for whatever reason, invariably fail to achieve their potential and their future life chances are severely harmed.
VLC works with children at risk of exclusion, school refusers, those with attachment issues and those with ASD. Put simply, we exist to change young peoples’ lives through caring education.