ACE Wild - Discussion in grounds of Holt HallEarly Work

  1. Sharing experiences and developing a framework for communication, evaluation and reporting – focus on how partners and an local specialist education/employment partners (LSEPs) are currently educating and supporting pupils demonstrating emotional and behavioural difficulties. This will include identifying themes, opportunities, methodologies, innovative practice and appropriate pedagogy.
  2. Resources and networks – Identify the current available resources and research in different partner countries. Also establish who the relevant potential sector partners would be. Build a network of European educators with experience and interests.
  3. Needs identification process – Develop, test and evaluate a process for identifying the needs of pupils demonstrating emotional and behavioural difficulties and the current (and potential) barriers to their learning
  4. Management process, safety and quality – Develop, test and evaluate an efficient process for establishing and maintaining partnerships with LSEPs (including policies, safe operating procedures, expectation etc). The partnerships that are developed should match the pupil’s needs and the gaps in school provision, whilst also enabling closer links with local employers. This objective would also including mapping of relevant qualification opportunities.

ACE Wild - Aylsham Woodland AreaAction research

  1. Educational Action Research – Develop, test and evaluate a range of educational activities and approaches in each partner country school, in association with LSEPs, including activity plans and case studies. These would relate to environmental and outdoor learning contexts including sustainable resource use and the green economy and would be delivered in an inspiring and appropriate manner for the target audience.
  2. Impacts Process (evaluation) – Develop, test and evaluate a process for mapping the learning outcomes and behaviour change for students over time. Success criteria would include students informal and formal qualifications, enterprising activities, work experience/employment opportunities and accessing FE.
  3.  Alternative Curriculum – Develop, test and evaluate a transferable, flexible model for an Alternative Curriculum in different languages, including the processes for identifying pupil need, and for managing LSEPs to match this need.

ACE Wild - Pupil and ACE Wild colleague discussions in the NetherlandsTraining and Dissemination

  1. Educator Training – Train educators in schools, LSEPs and strategic leaders in the management & use of the alternative curriculum through a workshop in each partner country.
  2. Open Educational Resource – Design & develop an open educational resource (OER) for educators in schools, LSEPs & strategic leaders, including processes, pedagogy, case studies & activities, with evidence that it is affordable, inspiring & enriching. Including a tool that would assess the cost savings of prevention.
  3. OER Dissemination and Continuity – Promote the OER in each partner country and the wider European network identified above, and ensure its continuation