OAT Plea for Community Help to Restore New Learning Centre

The Olympic Academy Trust are seeking help from the local and business communities to help restore a local learning centre to be fit for purpose from the start of the new school year in September 2017.  They have issued an open letter (transcribe below) in the hope that volunteers will come forward to help with this important project to update a new facility in which to help disengaged students.

If this is something you can help with, please get in touch with either Susie Beresford-Wylie or Telbert James, details below.

“I am writing to you to ask for your support in providing resources for the Olympus Academy Trust in relocating our CLIC (Concorde Learning Intervention Centre) to its new premises within the site of Patchway Community School.

“CLIC has been open for three years and has been situated within the SGS Filton College site, however, we have to vacate the building and have new premises ready for our students for September this year. CLIC provides Bradley Stoke Community school, Abbeywood Community school and Patchway Community school students with an alternative to exclusion from school and helps students who are currently disengaged from education to build confidence in themselves as learners and develop the skills and attitudes they need to succeed in life and make a positive contribution in their community.

“Our new premises will be fantastic for our students and offers exciting opportunities for us to expand our provision and support more vulnerable young people who need a more personalised approach to learning. CLIC has had huge success in preventing students from permanent exclusion and the Trust is committed to continuing to staff the intervention centre. However, the new premises, which is a bungalow previously lived in by the caretaker needs some updating and as I am sure you will be aware through the media coverage, schools do not have resources to fund such projects and indeed have needed to make substantial cuts.

“These students in our community need this centre and I am writing to ask if you can in any way help us.

“We need labour and resources to decorate throughout and to clear the garden and make it a much needed and useable space for young people; it is important to us that the young people who attend feel that we have invested in their education.

“It would be wonderful to have local business support our students and I am hoping that you see this as an opportunity to do so yourself.

“I look forward to hearing from you and if you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me directly using the school number 01454 868840 or, contact the Director of CLIC, Telbert James on the following email address: [email protected] 

Kind regards, 

Susie Beresford-Wylie, Director of Student Support, Bradley Stoke Community School”

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