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About Gain Focus

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Services Overview


Services Overview

Services Overview


Services Overview

As an organisation, we have a genuine passion for ensuring our services are built to fit around the day-to-day obstacles faced by Greater Manchester education settings and our learners. For this reason, our three-tier system is designed to be flexible and easy to work with.

 


Teacher and Child

Class Room Mentors

Tier 1 Program*


A ‘Gain Focus Classroom Mentor’ acts as a preventative advocate for their assigned learner. They work on a one-to-one basis with children on their Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties to help improve the learner's behavioural outcomes in a classroom or group setting.

 

 

…mentoring as an intervention strategy has the capacity to serve both promotion and prevention aims.
— Association of Psychological Science (2011)
Teaching Assistants

Mind the Gap Mentors

             Tier 2 Program*


Our ‘Mind the Gap Mentors’ offer structured support and clarity to young people who are in the process of moving from one educational setting to another. The mentors meet with learners who have been referred to an alternative provision due to behavioural issues, and support them through the whole process.

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Children are best protected when professionals are clear about what is required of them individually, and how they need to work together.
— Working together to Safeguard Children (2015)
Learning Mentors

The Safe Net Project

              Tier 3 Program*


The ‘Safe Net Project’ has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of children who are Currently Missing Education (CME). The project is underpinned by a holistic and bespoke timetable that is co-ordinated by our Learning and Behaviour Specialist.

 

Successful intervention is based on providing a structured environment with firm boundaries and nurturing empathic relationships.
— Queen's Printer and Controller of HMSO (2014)
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Core Principles


Core Principles

Core Principles


Core Principles

 

Gain Focus: Core Principles

 

 

Educate

As education professionals, we understand the symbiotic nature of academic attainment and social, emotional wellbeing. A recent study, published by Public Health England in 2014, found that "Pupils with better health and wellbeing are likely to achieve better academically." Gain Focus programmes are built with academic attainment as their foundation, so our learners have a cornerstone from which to build healthy and fulfilled lives. 

 


Inspire

We stand by the adage, "It takes a community to raise a child." So much so, we are creating a community of role-models and educators. Our role models appear in the form of Mentors, Specialist Key Workers and Affiliate Organisations. Our educators, in the form of our trained experienced teachers. Through this rich and diverse community, we inspire young people to engage in life, as well as in education.

                            

Achieve

Tied in to our "education alongside community" approach is the practice of setting realistic, bespoke goals and then achieving them. This is a fundamental theme of every ‘Gain Focus’ programme. Achieving our goals underpins the positive rewards system designed by our in-house Learning and Behaviour Specialist.