Students who are not in school are referred to Bike Project Surrey as a positive alternative to mainstream school education and syllabus.
The service is delivered by our Tutor Mechanics at one of our sites in Guildford or Walton-on-Thames and is as flexible as students, families and school need it to be. Typically students attend regular times and days each week – but typically not more than 2 days each week 10am-2.30pm – to build confidence and competence around all aspects of bike care and maintenance.
Students may be offered the chance to complete a recognised Level 1, 2 or 3 qualification in Cycle Mechanics and Maintenance.
While with us students get a chance to reset and renew positive relationships with Bike Project Surrey staff and see the value of learning in a practical, caring real world work environment – the bike workshop. We also build on an interest and popularity of bikes to engage with young people – find common interests around bikes to enjoy and learn about together. Young people discover skills that they have, are recognised for it and can use later in live and a career.
Call or email Bike Project Surrey to make a referral or get more information. Referrals need to be made by a local authority (for example school or SEND case worker) with consent from the student and their family. Bike Project Surrey will charge the school or local authority for this service.
What students, families and schools can expect from Bike Project Surrey Alternative Provision: up-to-date progress reporting; supportive and understanding learning environment; all safeguarding concerns escalated using local authority procedures; opportunity to be put forward for an assessed Level 1, 2 or 3 qualification.