Together we thrive
At the Together Trust, our vision is a society where people thrive because they are valued within their communities.
Our learning centres offer a range of support designed with different learners in mind. Whether that’s getting teenagers ready for the world of work, or supporting younger learners to get back on track.
Speak to the team or pay us a visit to find out which environment might be best for your young person.
We support children and young people with complex social, emotional and mental health needs. Our students may have struggled to cope in other educational settings, but we can offer specialist support and teaching to help them thrive. Our expertise includes ADHD, autism, school phobia, anxiety and depression, as well as supporting looked-after children.
5 to 18-years-old
Every Ashcroft student has the opportunity to pursue a range of qualifications. In fact, we have a great track record when it comes to GCSEs. We offer a range of qualifications including:
At Ashcroft College, we welcome young people who have been (or may be) excluded from mainstream education. Our students can study a whole range of vocational subjects from catering and construction, to hair, health and hospitality. We create a nurturing environment so that every student feels supported and safe. While our individual learning plans help everyone thrive and progress at their own pace. We open the door to new opportunities and support our students to develop the skills and qualifications they need to move into work or further education.
14 to 18-years-old
The college offers a varied curriculum including key vocational subjects:
Mainstreams or specialist schools
The Nurture Group at Ashcroft School has been accredited as outstanding by the Nurture Group Network and has received the prestigious Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark award.
Our small, specialised unit in the School House caters for students in Key Stages 2 & 3. There are 2 groups allocated to each key stage and as there are only 4 pupils in each group, places remain very limited. Pupils referred to the Nurture Group typically had experiences in their early years that have resulted in poor attachment and difficulty establishing relationships with peers and adults. These may include such things such as neglect, bereavement or loss. Pupils are taught at a developmental level rather than their chronological age.
Our nurture group:
We have a high staff/pupil ratio of 2:4 to ensure that each young person receives the extensive support they need. There is a core focus on physical ability through outdoor pursuits which has is strongly linked to improving literacy skills and raising self-esteem. Classrooms are designed to provide a welcoming and safe environment with plenty of toys and materials for structured play and social interaction. Whilst academic achievement remains a high priority, there is great emphasis on the development of social skills, improving emotional regulation, strengthening resilience and reducing anxiety. There are no unstructured times during the day with pupils receiving full ‘wrap around’ care and support. After this intensive intervention we expect pupils to move on successfully to a group in our secondary provision in Cheadle or to a mainstream school elsewhere.
Our access to education programme supports students who may be at risk of exploitation, criminal activity and social exclusion. We take learning at the student's pace along with offering support shaped to the student. All our staff are trained in Nurture and positive, therapeutic support strategies such as PROACT-SCIPr-UK®
We work closely with parents, carers, EHCP teams, social workers and other important people in the student's life to create a wrap-around education.
Our Access hub is based at the School House in Droylsden. This gives students their own space to learn along with one to one tuition in a nurturing environment.
5 to 18 years old
Students study core curriculum subjects along with practical topics like keeping safe online, work and life skills.
We base our curriculum on themes to support students' social development such as: