The Peacock Gym Academy is successful in two key ways:
1.Creating education and employment pathways, which is the best way out of poverty for young people. To distinguish the programme from many Alternative Providers, The Academy has enjoyed significant success in achieving qualification outcomes leading to college entry. In 2010-11 The Academy became a registered BTEC centre, achieving 58 qualifications in its first year, improving to 119 qualifications in 2011-12, with 5 students achieving 5 or more qualifications, and all students achieving at least 1 qualification: remembering this is all within the context of working with hard-to-reach young people. This year, GCSE Maths and English have been added to the curriculum with exams taken at students’ schools.
2. Changing behaviour: to Improve relationships, reduce unwanted behaviours, to stop re-offending, helping to re-integrate into the community. The Academy has proved to be very successful developing personal, social development skills: to build trust, resilience and reduce isolation. The Academy has been very successful reducing the group categorized as NEET, with a 80% progression of students to EET- employment, education or training.
The Academy regularly recognises and rewards outstanding students. We believe that recognition, rewards and praise are key to encouraging our students to be the best the possibly can be.