September 2020 saw the official opening of Learn with Confidence with a team of qualified education practicioners providing excellent teaching in their subject specialisms, and is home to a small number of learners who attend between 1 and 12 hours a week as their primary source of education.
Learn with Confidence was established by Kat Perry, a Head of Department and qualified teacher of 20 years with a wealth of experience in mainstream schools and the education sector. Having worked across West Sussex for the last 10 years supporting learners with a variety of needs, including those with Social, Emotional and Mental Health challenges, as well as Special Educational Needs, it became apparent that there were many young people who are finding it difficult to access education through traditional means and who are looking for an alternative way to achieve academic success. Learn with Confidence aims to empower families and offer them a choice in their educational path, the route decided by the needs of the learner.
Learn with Confidence is a collaborative approach placing the learner at the centre of it’s ethos, and offers education to the young people of Horsham and surrounding areas. As a drop-in centre for learners to study the subjects of their choice, it provides a calm, caring and confidence-building enviroment. It also provides support to local schools by offering short-term respite education to their students who find school a challenging place to be.
As well as catering for both primary and secondary levels, Learn with Confidence are excited to be able to offer a wide variety of GCSEs, iGCSEs, Functional Skills and A-Levels, seeing students through to exams and beyond.
Learn with Confidence is also currently in the process of becoming a truly community based entity as it moves towards becoming a not-for-profit Social Enterprise.