Over the years we have supported hundreds of teenagers who have fallen pregnant during what is a crucial time in their education and learning. We fully recognise the importance of providing teenage mums with the best possible opportunity to continue their studies. Academy21 helps them to achieve academic outcomes that support their progression, whilst being fully aware of the challenges placed on them at a hugely stressful time in their lives.
How Can Academy21 Help?
Our provision can be initiated at the most appropriate time for any teenage mother when their pregnancy may being to prevent them attending school. Typically this will be in their third trimester, and post labour can be continued as they start to adapt to motherhood.
Access from Anywhere
Classes can be attended from any location where there is a broadband connection and computer. For teenage mums this will typically be from home both during and post pregnancy which removes the unnecessary stress, travel and organisation of attending their learning from school or centre.
We will work with each client to identify the best fit timetable. Following pregnancy this can of course change. Our timetable can then be amended to fit in with each new mum’s responsibilities, thereby supporting their ongoing attendance, engagement and progression.
Continuity of Provision
As a new mum there will clearly be times when they cannot attend their timetabled lesson. Our library recordings and online activities ensure that they can access their learning at the most appropriate time for them, to prevent any further gaps in learning.
Expectant and new teenage mums are in control of how and when they communicate within the classroom, with their peers and teachers. In class they are able to focus on their learning, be themselves and take part in group work with their fellow pupils.
Academy21 understands that expectant or new teenage mums may require additional support in their learning. All pupils can drop in every Friday morning at a time that suits them to get additional one to one and small group support with their learning.
Over the years our teachers have worked with and supported many teenage mothers and so are fully empathetic of the challenges they face. We provide a positive, supportive and safe learning environment for expectant and new mum’s to realise their academic goals and achieve expected outcomes.
Other Pupils We Support
Academy21 works with over 800 pupils each year supporting a diverse range of need. Below are just some of the reasons why schools, local education authorities and parents and carers of young people with an EHCP, refer pupils to Academy21.
Academy21 provides short, medium and long-term provision to young people with a range of medical health issues. This ensures that pupils can continue their study, irrespective of where they may be learning from.
Young people may refuse to attend school for a broad range of reasons. Academy21 supports learners every day who may have SEN, be the victims of bullying and suffer from complex medical and mental health conditions.
Academy21 works directly with virtual school’s delivering provision for young people both in and out of borough. Our service supports them wherever they are placed providing a degree of continuity during extreme periods of change.
Please do contact us today to talk to our expert staff and discover whether Academy21 is appropriate for the young learners in your care. We will provide, clear and friendly advice and guidance with no expectations that you’ll proceed to a referral to us.