Nudge Education exists to engage, educate and empower children and young people who are chronically disengaged from mainstream education. Our resolve is to invest in the children we work with, enabling them to invest in themselves and envision broader horizons.
We are an engagement and educational service for students who often feel they are star-shaped trying to fit a square-shaped system. The children we work with may be temporarily or permanently disengaged from school, SEMH, refusing to attend, with additional or special educational needs, in hospital or suffering from health issues.
How do we do it?
We work closely with our students often 1:1. We learn from them. Our assessments are aimed at understanding their story, gifts and ambitions in addition to their academic level and barriers to learning whether social, emotional, behavioural or otherwise.
Alongside English, Maths, Functional Skills and beyond, we teach enthusiasm, resilience and self-esteem. We further develop emotional intelligence and positive behaviour.
Our bespoke and personalised approach to our educational interventions has seen lasting results including 100% engagement rate, 92% attendance 100% of successful transitions. Along the way we have already helped the local authorities and schools we work with save thousands of pounds.
Why do we do it?
Each student we work with is unique and has become disengaged with education for a unique reason, but we truly believe they all share one thing in common: they all have the right to education and to find their path in life. Through an intelligent Positive Behaviour Support Package (PBSP) our provisions provide this opportunity. We also believe that our pioneering and innovative approach to education is not only future-proofing our students’ lives but achieving results that benefit society overall.
In addition to our bespoke interventions services we have been assisting local authorities with the following:
Our mental health service was born out of a sharp concern for a common lack of mental wellbeing that we noticed amongst the children and adolescents we work with, many of whom have dropped out of education through becoming disengaged with life. We aim to optimise positive long-term outcomes for these pupils by helping them to develop critical, creative, emotionally resilient and robust minds.
We work with inspiring mental health professionals, tailoring therapy sessions to the individual. Programmes and intervention length can vary depending on the needs of the person and can be commissioned on a flexible basis
Through conversations and interactions with the young people on our engagement and education programmes, it didn’t take long to notice that many of them were telling us a similar story. Many children and adolescents, particularly those who have been excluded from school or are in the care system, often describe an overwhelming sense of powerlessness. It is common to hear them say that decisions on their lives are made on their behalf without consultation or explanation, causing them stress, anxiety, concern about their future and great frustration.
We acknowledge that advocacy on matters that are important to our students result in empowerment and can bring them back to education, so we created Nudge Advocacy to help them have a say. We support young people through court proceedings, mediate meetings between them and their decision-makers, and assist in any way we can to make sure their voices are being heard. We’ve found that as well as benefiting the pupil, this advocacy facilitates a responsible transition into adulthood whilst benefiting the wider environment and agencies around them. This service can also be commissioned for young people not on our education and engagement programmes.
Nudge Family Health
Our occupational therapy interventions, delivered by registered professional Occupational Therapists, provide families with the tools they need to tackle their problems from the root cause, with the aim of inspiring positive and lasting change that will contribute to an overall happier and healthier lifestyle. Our interventions begin through initial engagement with a young person who is in need of our support but our aim here is to address collective behaviour change, as this achieves the best results.
We work hard to build strong, trusting relationships with our young people and their families so that we may successfully influence their habits as a family unit and get them working together in the process. Interventions usually last around 12 weeks providing a highly cost-efficient service to the wider social economy and a priceless long-term impact in empowerign these families to live well. and can provide a cost efficient service.
Cognition and learning, Communication and Interaction, Sensory and/or physical development difficulties , Medical conditions , Emotional, social & mental health difficulties.
Early years, Primary, Secondary, Post 16, Transition to adult services.
Consultancy Service, Education Service, Information, Guidance & Advocacy Service , Targeted Service & Specialist Practitioners .
We start with an email or a phone call from a commissioner to discuss our services or a specific child. We then will send out a referral form which will be the base document for our initial assessment.