Many of our students have complex dynamics such as issues with peer groups or within a mainstream school, some young people are from within the care system. We work with all our students, if required, in liaising with anti social behaviour/young offenders officers, access sexual health services and emotional and mental health issues.
Improved vocational aspirations by gaining entry level or Beauty Guild certificates and experience within a salon environment (all students achieved a recognised qualification last year) allowing progression to post 16 education.
Supported emotional, health and well-being
Improved attendance, behaviour and attitude to education
What do our students say?
“I am a student at Cirque, I have been for the past 2 years and currently in my 3rd year. Mainstream school just wasn’t the right fit for me and the strict rules, 30+ student classes and overwhelming punishments made it no easier alongside my behavioural issues and anxiety. I wasn’t a very well-behaved child and was told I would never amount to anything if I didn’t become a better student. I am now 3 years on and have 10 qualifications in the beauty industry, I have learned so many new skills and met lots of new friends and I get the support I need from Vanessa and Stuart whenever I need it. I feel as though I can go to them about anything no matter how personal and they will always go the extra mile to make sure I’m comfortable and happy. I can’t imagine where I would be if I was still in mainstream school, but I do know I wouldn’t be doing as well as I am now and I’m just glad all that changed when I came to Cirque.”