WHO ARE WE?.
SPARK is an Alternative Provision that is dedicated to improving the life chances for children and young people. It is vital to us that children and young people feel valued and understood, we believe this supports their personal growth and positive change.
With an increasing amount of pressure on schools to not only teach our children but to manage and support their behavioural, personal, social, emotional and psychological needs, we are in a climate where exclusion, isolation and poor mental health is at an all time high.
SPARK offers a therapeutic environment that promotes physical, social and psychological safety. Using a nurturing approach, we establish positive relationships with children and young people and work together to minimise and overcome barriers that prevent them from learning and enjoying their educational experience.
Our programmes are holistic and put the young person at the centre of their own development. We provide care and challenge in equal measures, ensuring a predictable, reliable structure and high expectations whilst maintaining a focus on achievement.
At SPARK we engage children and young people by offering a bespoke and innovative curriculum, we encourage a passion for learning and we empower children to believe that their strengths can flourish, enabling self-belief, confidence and resilience. We believe that no child should be left behind and that all children and young people should have many chances to succeed.
Don't just take our word for it.
I’d just like to say thank you for your amazing after school club – its made such a difference to my daughter – who comes home happy and bubbling over about what fun she’s had
Parent of After School Club participant
My son has just finished one of your summer camps, and he has done nothing but rave about it! Thank you so much
Summer Holiday Camp Parent
Our 2 year old woke up this morning asking for if was rugby day, he loves the didi rugby sessions! Dave and Connor’s dedication to the zoom sessions through lockdown shows the passion and love they have for teaching kids. They come up with imaginative and accessible ways for kids to build their confidence with the ball and have fun. Our boy is also getting better at listening (most of the time) as the weeks go by.
didi rugby parent
The coaches have been amazing with the children. They have really focused on building the children's self-esteem and confidence, the aim we hoped to achieve. Their enthusiasm and passion for what they do has been noticed and commented on by several members of staff.
Brownsover Community Primary School, PE Lead
The sessions have been well received by the children. Reluctant children to started to participate fully. The delivery is enthusiastic with clear links to fitness and wellbeing.
Wood End Primary School Associate Headteacher
The Acti-Fit team bring energy, reliability and an undeniable commitment to providing high quality support to children and young people. Working alongside them is always great fun!
Billie James, Youth Work Manager
The Way Youth Zone
“We started our partnership with Acti-Fit just prior to the first national pandemic. I have found that despite the conditions, they have thrived due to the high quality provision, integrity and innovation that the organisation and its team has. I am delighted to be aligned with Acti-Fit and can only foresee them having a truly positive impact on young people’s lives for years to come."
Managing Director – Sporting Communities
I’ve never heard anybody talk about my daughter in such a positive way. The difference in her behaviour shows that this is working for her
Quote from a parent in a review meeting
We’ll definitely work with you again
Quote from Executive Headteacher at a PRU