The ACE project offers alternative curriculum education through a range of exciting and innovative activities.
Originally working with 15 young people, from two local schools in 2012, ACE has since expanded to work with around 40 young people per week. The current remit encompasses 14 schools and agencies within Rotherham, and Virtual Schools from as far apart as Slough and Middlesbrough. At the end of Academic Year 2016 - 2017 around 60 young people were accessing ACE
The one to one approach ACE offers enables young people to raise self-confidence/esteem, identify and develop their existing skills, learn new ones and find their individual ways of re-engaging with the learning experience.
Underpinning the success of ACE is the ‘voluntary’ nature of young people’s engagement. This is based on the individual young person being central to the decision making of their involvement, which in turn empowers them to take responsibility for the pace of, and commitment to, their own learning.