Who Are We?
We are a dedicated school services delivery team committed to working in partnership with schools, children, young people and their families to support individuals who may be experiencing difficulty in and out with the mainstream school setting, to achieve their potential. RE:SET is a best practice example of what The Scottish Attainment Challenge seeks to achieve – equity in educational outcomes by ensuring every child has the same opportunity to succeed, with a particular focus on closing the poverty-related attainment gap.
RE:SET is aligned with The 2017 National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan for Scottish Education to ensure children and young people develop a broad range of skills and capacities, whilst supporting them to thrive, regardless of their social circumstances or additional needs.
For more than a decade we have been engaging young people through physical, emotional and social challenges; taking them into a personal ‘stretch’ zone where powerful learning occurs and help evaluate their learning, and how to put those lessons to work in their classes, home lives and communities. Young people to discover strengths they didn’t think they had; facets of their background and personality they can draw upon, with RE:SET supporting their school journey, enabling them to learn new skills and build the confidence and motivation needed to make aspired changes. Some of the issues we tackle are:
- Substance Misuse
- Mental and Physical Wellbeing
- Internet Safety/Social Media
- Sexual health
There is no room for complacency in dealing with those young people who repeatedly misbehave and for whom current sanctions don’t appear to be effective in changing behaviour. Seriously disruptive behaviour such as defiance, bullying, aggression and violence can have a lasting detrimental effect on the care and welfare of peers, teachers, support staff and families (Discipline Task Group (June 2001).
It is our aim to lead and inspire our young people towards a positive future.
Our flex fit model allows the confidence we have in our delivery method, resources and training to mould delivery to a shape which suits the needs of a school and its pupils.
Our service delivery model can be permanent or sessional; guaranteeing an engaging, supportive and quality experience for all beneficiaries and stakeholders.
Apex Scotland has 30 years’ experience working with young people at risk. Early intervention, prevention and desistance are the foundations Apex Scotland has built its services upon. Previously we have been involved in work with prisons, employment programmes, criminal justice and local initiatives such as the AYE project and Think Again as well as large national initiatives such as Progress 2Work and Get Ready For Work.
Ultimately school premises are a great base to work with young people as it can be the most stable and continuous presence in a young person’s life. RE:SET is in addition to the statutory requirement of education. We fully recognise, and support, the role of Education, Social Work, Community Learning and Development and others in the implementation of Getting in Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) and Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) to provide the best possible start and support for our young people.
However, no system, however well intentioned, can cater for all situations, which is where RE:SET adds value to existing strategies and supports young people to examine their behaviour, develop coping strategies to deal with many of the challenges in their life, and support them to have the opportunity and choice to consider a positive future.