What makes AU-SUMS different?
Reintegration support and an alternative curriculum
Some children and young people are not able to attend school. This can be for many different reasons. For most of these, AU-SUMS aims to provide a safe space to support them whist working towards reintegration.
However, we understand that there are some children for whom this is not possible. These youngsters may be out of school for long periods of time. Some of them can become the "forgotten children", whose contact with life outside the home becomes increasingly limited, impacting on their emotional and physical well-being.
AU-SUMS offers a family-orientated environment and an alternative curriculum. We are a registered ASDAN centre.
We are proud of our successful track record of helping to bridge children and young people back into school, college and training placements.
If your child is aged between 7 and 17 years, you can access our centre and attend sessions with your child.
- A safe place for the children to meet
- Learning and support
- Information and advice
- Activities, workshops
- Social opportunities
- Meeting point for visits
- Resources (books, sensory equipment, toys etc)
- An opportunity to work towards recognised awards and qualifications
Nicky Jones is our Lead for AU-SUMS. Nicky is a Careers Consultant with many years experience of supporting young people in education. She is also trained in counselling and autism awareness. Nicky has represented Midlands Psychology over a number of years in a SEND capacity and regularly advises and supports parents on Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) for their children. She is an experienced home educator, who has a solid experience of running home education groups. Nicky's own children were home educated and are thriving as young adults!
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