ESP Student Selection Process
Studentsí are chosen on a first come, first served, basis. The Programme is targeted towards young people between year 11-16 within a mainstream school system who are disaffected, truanting and on the verge of exclusion.
We also cater for young people who may be experiencing difficulties with their attention span and/or displaying challenging behaviour. We welcome referrals for young people already excluded that wish to re-engage into the school system.
We have also extended our programme to young people who have been identified as not being able to reach GCSE standards. The Programme also supports studentís doing GCSE in English and Maths.
Any number of social and personal problems could be a key reason to the young personís negative attitude. We welcome young people with issues relating to these matters and embrace the opportunity to hear their concerns and assist them in implementing change. We operate an anti-discrimination policy which does not exclude any member of the community within our client group.
Referral and Interview
ESP will consider referrals from teachers, carers, educational welfare officers, social workers, parents and any other statutory body working with young people within our client group.
The interviews are informal and will give the young person the opportunity to know more about the programme and provides ESP time to assess if the programme would be beneficial to the young person.
A decision on admission will be made on the day of the interview.
Funding for the student must be secure prior to a place being offered.