Headteacher’s Welcome

Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to Future Education: a nurturing, caring and vibrant school which supports our students to meet their full potential, academically and as individual young adults, and prepares them to take the next step towards realising their aspirations with hope and confidence.

We are a specialist school working with students who have social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties, including associated challenging behaviours. Many of the students that attend our school have additional special educational needs such as autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit and hyperactive disorders (ADHD) and speech, language and communication difficulties.

Through our unique combination of academic and vocational study alongside a range of therapy provision our students re-engage with learning and acquire the skills and qualifications they need to go on to lead happy fulfilled lives.

Staff at Future Education are confident and skilled in building positive relationships that help to break down barriers, build self-esteem and challenge disaffection. Teachers and support staff take an approach that is trauma-informed and attachment-aware to understand the needs of each of our students individually and how best to support and nurture their progress.

Success is so much more than academic outcome and here at Future Education we value and celebrate progress in so many areas including social and emotional regulation, kindness, attitude towards learning, attendance, building positive relationships, showing unconditional positive regard.

Aims & Values

Become Skilled in making excellent, positive decisions about their learning, behaviour and well-being

Be Kind and experience kindness, learning to trust others and themselves

Know how Important they are to their community and the world is a better place because they are in it

An Educational Home

Many young people come to us after struggling to find an educational option that meets their needs.  At Future Education, they find a secure place to learn and hope for the future. Our small school of only 35 students can cater for each individual’s needs and students are referred to us for a variety of reasons.  Future Education is a positive choice for young people and their families, many of whom are looking for:

  • A place for that is nurturing and small with a bespoke curriculum that is designed around their individual social, emotional, behavioural and learning needs.
  • A place that provides an ‘educational home’ for those who may have found themselves ‘educationally homeless’ through a wide range of circumstances.
  • A place for those who have experienced hurt or trauma where they can find hope, healing and wholeness as well as finish their education in an environment that understands the impact of trauma on learning and behaviour.

If you would like to know more about us or would like to come and visit, please contact us on 01603 251310 or by email at office@futureeducation.org.uk  and we would be happy to arrange a time when we can welcome you to our school and show you around.


Debbie Edwards

Head Teacher