The Beckmead Trust - UK

Responding to Covid-19 - Enabling Young People to Learn

A family of schools delivering world class education for children with Special Educational Needs across the country.

Years: 2020

For many young people, particularly those with challenging behavioural needs, the continued school closures have already led to social and academic regression. The longer the period of isolation goes on, the harder it is to reengage them in a positve learning cycle. Many of these young people are living in poverty and families are unable to provide the equipment needed to support their learning.  This project has provided chromebooks so that the hardest to reach young people in the UK have been able to learn during lockdown.


The Beckmead Trust manage a number of government funded, not for profit schools that work with children and young people identified as having Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues (SEMH) and or autism and challenging behaviour. These young people are unable to attend mainstream school and many of them have been excluded. Almost all of them are in receipt of an Education Health and Care Plan to support their additional needs.


This project, will work with the Beckmead Trust to provide Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) around the country with 250 chromebooks so that the hardest-to-reach young people can continue to learn. The devices will be going to alternative education providers in Manchester, Suffolk, Croydon, Essex and outer London. They will remain the property of the PRUs and continue to have a positive impact on young people’s learning after the Coronavirus emergency.


This project has been made possible with the generous support of our Corporate Partner RenaissanceRe


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