A Place to Call Our Own - a grassroots charity benefiting disadvantaged children & young people
APTCOO is a registered charity and Independent Special School based in Nottinghamshire. We provide information, advice and access to a flexible and tailored range of specialist support services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We are a single point of contact and one-stop resource centre where our families feel safe, improve their health, education and wellbeing, develop new skills and have fun within an all inclusive community-hub setting. As an Independent Special School we use highly innovative and creative practical strategies that turn opportunities into real and successful change. We deliver flexible provision that will ultimately improve young people's well-being, attendance and achievement together with confidence to re-engage back into mainstream. We are able to offer unique, safe and accessible spaces providing personalised education.Why the community needs us
We embrace the importance and power of learning enabling children young people and adults to try things out without the fear of failure changing the emphasis from surviving into thriving and "look what I can do, not what I can't do!". We believe everyone should have the same opportunity to succeed in life by providing an accessible, alternative and flexible route tailored to their individual needs, we increase aspiration throughout the local community.Our impact on the community
We have created a unique space in which to explore life opportunities, education, employability and movement towards greater independence. Growing skills and growing self-esteem each go hand in hand, like the name 'Skillsgrow'. Young people gain new skills and confidence, you can feel the sense of achievement. Our approach removes 'barriers to learning' through confidence building, exploration of potential, encouraging good attendance; reducing disaffection & difficult family circumstances.