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Our secondary provision welcomes children who are permanently excluded, at risk of exclusion, with additional learning needs, or who may be coping with social and emotional challenges.

Our secondary provision is based within the YMCA building and Ashington. The secondary learning spaces are primarily 1:1 learning booths, with access to quiet teaching pods and group learning spaces if required. We also provide an age-appropriate breakout area for students.

Our secondary pupils attend Total Tuition for a minimum of two sessions per week, each lasting two hours. Within this time they cover maths and English to support relevant examinations or school reintegration.

We also offer vocational Pathways to secondary students. Our Pathways allow students to study a variety of Level 1 courses towards a particular career goal. We currently offer Forces, Hospitality, and Social. Visit our 'Vocational' page to find out more.

We teach using trauma-informed strategies and a social and emotional focus. We often incorporate PSHE into our sessions to allow children to build positive relationships with the teachers and to support social and emotional wellbeing.

We ensure consistent communication with school, Local Authority, and parents to ensure we are working together to discuss and work towards next steps.

1:1 and 1:2 learning

We offer secondary 1:1 learning in maths and English, with 1:2 offered to longer-term students who require experience working alongside peers to support school reintegration or exam preparation.


Our secondary students come to us for a variety of reasons, and their sessions are planned to support the academic and personal goals of the individual child. No two sessions are the same.


We offer 1:1 learning booths, with the option to learn within quiet teaching pods if needed. Our breakout area includes games, magazines, and tea and coffee facilities.

Full inclusions:

Bespoke Learning
Our secondary provision is entirely bespoke, meaning each lesson is differentiated according to the individual needs and progress targets of the child. Our staff develop strong and trusting relationships with our young people, to ensure commitment and enjoyment.

We will support GCSE students to sit examinations within their home school, or through Total Tuition if required. We offer Functional Skills examinations, and ASDAN Life Skills qualifications. We offer vocational Pathways which allow learners to study a variety of Level 1 courses with a variety of career-specific options.

Goal Setting
On arrival, we work with all secondary students as they set personal and academic targets for their time with us. We encourage them to consider how their targets can be met, how progress can be measured, and we work out how we can best support the young person to hit these targets within a realistic timeframe.

Progress Mapping
We monitor progress throughout the year for all students, and ensure that next steps are developed and actioned on a session by session basis. Staff members and Director meet on a regular basis to ensure progression is happening, and to ensure all young people are consistently and actively working towards their academic and personal targets year-round.

Maths and English Focus
To best support our secondary students, our tuition is primarily maths and English focused. This is to support our young people with the core subjects required to apply and succeed in their next steps.