Improving Pathways into Construction

30th January, 2019

R.E.A.L. Education is delighted to announce plans for a new East Midlands based Construction Training Academy. The aim of the academy is to address the skills shortage faced regionally by the industry, and will benefit R.E.A.L. learners by giving them specific, much needed skills that are currently lacking by new construction recruits. Andrew Abrahams, a… View Article

A R.E.A.L.L.Y. Brilliant INSET Day

30th January, 2019

On Monday 7th January all members of R.E.A.L. staff gathered at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Nottingham for a staff conference and INSET Day. The day started off with a funny and motivating presentation on “The Art of Being R.E.A.L.L.Y Brilliant.” The session was presented by Andrew Black from The Art of Brilliance company… View Article

Get Farming at R.E.A.L.

30th January, 2019

R.E.A.L. Farming, based at Goose Paddock in Annesley, provides a bespoke education for learners with additional needs spanning Key Stages 2-5. Set in 11.5 acres of land, the farm provides a perfect venue for the delivery of R.E.A.L.’s ‘farm to fork’ and sustainability programme of study. R.E.A.L. Farming offers a full progression of courses from… View Article

Autism Information Morning

30th January, 2019

R.E.A.L Parent Group are holding an ‘Information Session on Autism’ on Tuesday 26th February at 10am at R.E.A.L. Alternative Provision School (RAPS), Woodhouse Road, Mansfield NG18 2AD. The event will be led by R.E.A.L. Education’s Autism specialist, Linda Lyn-Cook and refreshments will be provided. All R.E.A.L. parents are warmly invited to attend. For more information… View Article

GCSE Citizenship Learners Help the Homeless

30th January, 2019

In the lead up to Christmas, four R.E.A.L. learners embarked on a project to help people who are homeless. The project forms the ‘Active Citizenship’ part of the learners’ GCSE in Citizenship. Learners made posters and placed collection boxes in hubs to encourage people across R.E.A.L. to donate food, toiletries and care items. The donations… View Article

R.E.A.L. Progress

30th January, 2019

A member of R.E.A.L. staff who joined the team as an apprentice has recently completed her Level 3 qualification in teaching. Melissa Reyes-Woodward started at R.E.A.L. Education in 2015 as an employed apprentice, embarking on her chosen career in education. After a successful apprenticeship, Melissa secured a contract with R.E.A.L. in September 2016 as a… View Article

R.E.A.L. Celebrations and Achievements

30th January, 2019

The weeks in the lead up to Christmas were a blur of festivities, celebrations and learning. There were some fantastic Christmas meals served across R.E.A.L. sites, bringing together learners and staff to celebrate and eat together. The achievements of R.E.A.L. Key Stage 2 and 3 learners were also recognised at a special celebration event. Held… View Article

R.E.A.L. on the Road!

30th January, 2019

The R.E.A.L. Education Bus has come a long way since renovations first began! The exterior is now completely finished and the bus is a real eye-catcher as it drives around. All that remains now is to tidy up the inside and fill it with all the latest learning resources – everything should be ready to… View Article

Have a Great Christmas Break!

19th December, 2018

We wish all R.E.A.L. Education staff, learners, parents, carers and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. For a reminder of all R.E.A.L. Education term dates, please click here.

Fun on the R.E.A.L. Allotment

19th December, 2018

A R.E.A.L. Education learner and their tutor have proved that you really do reap what you sow! By volunteering to help maintain allotment plots for other people, they have managed to acquire an allotment plot of R.E.A.L.’s very own! R.E.A.L. tutor Vickie Reid had been helping to maintain an allotment plot in Wilford village, a… View Article