Welcome SEND & Alternative Education Provider

Supporting individuals to thrive through real-life and relevant education programmes. Our intention is to provide people with the skills, knowledge and experience to BE resilient, confident & independent, to GROW into education, employment or meaningful activity, LIVE healthily, DEVELOP and MAINTAIN healthy relationships, CONTRIBUTE positively to their communities and BE safe.

Ofsted Rated Good

We are delighted to announce that on the 14th September 2021 Ofsted arrived at our centres to carry out a full inspection and have graded us as a GOOD Provider. This means that we have been consistently GOOD since our first inspection in 2008!

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SWRAC Ofsted Report September 2021

We are delighted to announce that on the 14th September Ofsted arrived to carry out a full inspection of all our centres and have graded us as a GOOD Provider! This means that we have been consistently good since our very first inspection in 2008! We are, of course, very proud of this achievement and would like to thank all of those who have supported us through the years.

22nd October 2021|
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Student Education Programmes

Our training programmes include traineeships, supported internships, adult learning and bespoke alternative education provision. We also offer construction training (CSCS Card) and the Merseyside Ambassadors programme.

Training Programmes
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Helping Parents & Carers

For many parents and carers of young people with special educational needs, the mainstream education system can be something of a minefield. We work in partnership with you to create a specific education plan for your young person.

Parents & Carers
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Work Experience

At SWRAC, we work with many people who have special educational needs (SEN) or who require an alternative to mainstream education. We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic employers and businesses who might be able to offer them work experience opportunities.

Can You Help?
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#SayYEStoSEN Campaign

We are encouraging business leaders across Bournemouth & Poole to take on Special Educational Needs (SEN) students for work experience. #SayYEStoSEN aims to change attitudes towards employing people with SEN. Learn more by clicking the link below.

Say YES to SEN
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Learn About SWRAC

We are based in a Georgian manor house in Dorset with campuses throughout Dorset (Bournemouth, Wimborne, Weymouth & Dorchester) and also in Merseyside. All of our staff are DBS checked and we are rated ‘Good’ by OFSTED. Find out more about us using the link below.

What We Do
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We are committed to the Safeguarding of our learners. We recognise that Safeguarding is not just about responding to specific allegations, but we also have a duty to ensure the suitability of persons who work with learners who could potentially be vulnerable individuals.

Safeguarding Strategy
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Have a Safeguarding Concern?

If you have any problems or concerns during your time at SWRAC you can report it to us anonymously and we will get it sorted.
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