Alternative Education Provision
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The cycle workshop provides vulnerable and disengaged students with the opportunity to learn new skills, develop self-confidence and gain a sense of achievement, as well as begin to build work-related skills such as team-working and problem solving.
Bicycle maintenance is the primary focus of the provision students also learn about healthy living, nutrition for exercise, planning cycle routes and preparing for different weather conditions, cycling proficiency and health and safety in the workplace.
Students are able to keep the fully refurbished and safety checked bike they have worked on, at the end of the term if the agreed contract has been fulfilled.
The provision may also enable students to progress to other forms of training and work experience opportunities available through the Julian House Bike Workshops.
The provision is available once a week, for 6 weeks during term time, for up to 4 students.
A qualified teaching assistant from Critchill School and an experienced cycle mechanic from Julian House Bike Workshop supervises students at all times.
Julian House Bike Workshop
Julian House Bike Workshop is a social enterprise run by the charity Julian House, specialising in bike refurbishment, servicing and repairs. Julian House Bike Workshops provide socially excluded people with skills development courses, employability training, work experience opportunities and pathways to employment. Any and all profits are gifted back to the charity for investment in frontline homelessness services.