Have you read 'Why I'm not going back to school' by Ima Fayula?
It's a book that far too many people haven't read and one that many more won't understand.
It's understandable that a child would feel nervous and maybe a bit overwhelmed when returning to school after a long summer break, but how do you think a child would feel being forced back to school having not attended for one or maybe two years?
If it was me I'd say I was misunderstood and that my feelings weren't important to anyone. My anxiety levels would skyrocket and I won't be giving anyone an easy time. Why should I? No one cares about what I'm going through or what's going on at home. I'm not going to give a monkeys about what people think I should be doing.
This is a very familiar story at Fresh Start in Education as the young people referred to them may have been excluded from school, have special educational needs or other challenges to learning, but they all have one thig in common, they need you.
At Fresh Start, your ability to engage, inspire and deliver outstanding learning will have ever-lasting effects that you can see and really be proud of. Your child-centred and adaptable approach will help bring them back to enjoying learning by preparing them emotionally and educationally for the road ahead.
The idea of going to school may make them shudder when you first meet, but when you've made a huge difference in their life, with your caring, empathetic and committed approach, there will be no looking back.
What are the requirements?
Fresh Start in Education Ltd. are looking for individuals with a minimum of 2 years' experience of working with children or young adults in some capacity. You will need to be emotionally resilient, non-judgemental and understanding.
You will need some experience in successfully managing challenging behaviours and an ability to think on your feet and be creative. You'll also need to show your ability to plan lessons, report on your student's development and show an unwavering commitment to safeguarding and child protection as this is central to everything we do.
If you're still reading this then let's get the ball rolling and give me a call on 020 3409 3139 or click 'Apply Now' below and send in your CV.
We take Safeguarding very seriously and will not put a student’s welfare at risk. Everything we do has safeguarding at the core. We have robust safeguarding, lone working, supervision and observation policies which safeguard all students and staff. We monitor and we encourage all staff and students to inform us of anything that may give them any concern. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind on any grounds whatsoever, nor will we tolerate bullying or harassment of anyone by anyone. We have an accessible Public Interest Disclosure (Whistle Blowing) Policy encouraging anyone involved with the organisation to escalate any problems outside the organisation if they cannot be resolved internally. All our Education Specialists undergo thorough employment and character references upon application as well as an enhanced DBS check.