Who are we?
Solid Foundations is an education group with the vision of assisting each learner to discover and develop their gifts, enabling them achieve their true potential in life, by nurturing personal, academic, character and spiritual excellence.
We are passionate about disrupting education moving away from a factory based system, as we do not believe in a 'one size fits all' approach; we endeavour to be the very best at developing an individualised curriculum for each learner, who is enabled to take a proactive part in personalising their learning journey. Our learners often find it difficult to function in mainstream environments, yet thrive with our providers because of the inclusive nature of our approach.
Quality of education, perosnal development and learner experience is our primary goal - ensuring our provision and schools are expectional in delivery and outcomes.
Founder and Director
Dionne Jude is the founder of Solid Foundations, with over 20 years working in education, she is passionate about nurturing personal development and personalised educational solutions to helping young people who are disengaged.
Inspiring each learner to discover and develop their gifts, enabling them achieve their true potential, by nurturing personal, academic, character and spiritual excellence.
What We Offer?
Eduspace Learning Hubs
Our aim is to empower learners who feel they 'don't fit' into conventional educational settings, to discover and develop their gifts, and talents, enabling them achieve their true potential in life, by nurturing personal, academic and character excellence. Eduspace provides project-based blended learning opportunities helping learners develop crucial key skills, such as numeracy, literacy, ICT and critical thinking skills, along with the development of character traits such as self-discpline, organisation and time-management, working with others etc.-
Learners work to develop and run a project or social enterprise, with teachers as facilitators who support, guide and challenge. We provide high quality mentoring and coaching with personal development at the foundation, enabling self-enquiry and reflection as tools for success. Many of our workshops are led by in-the-field practitioners who help support the real-world application of skills, preparing learners for the world of work or their chosen path.
Edtech - Personal Development Online
We are working on developing an edtech solution to assist learners with self-discovery and self-coaching. Overstand you is a tool aimed at assisting individuals to KNOW and GROW themselves, increasing self-awareness as a key skill for achieving goals and true potential. We are part of the EDUCATE edtech programme run by Institute of Education, UCL in London, UK, working with practitioners to research, develop and test our service.
The Education Group provides governance and professional services to our educational providers, keeping at the heart - a solid ethos, excellent leadership, educational quality, safety and wellbeing of stakeholders. We have pooled our resources to provide the best professional services, so our providers have access to structured processes, shared resources, unified policies, procedures and initiatives to maximise value for money and delivery.
Our collaborative approach allows each school to have their own identify, distinctive approach and ethos - working closely to share good practice, with mutual trust we appreciate the diversity of providers who nevertheless share the same values.
Ensuring our schools and providers are expectional in delivery and outcomes - especially for learners and families who have disengaged from mainstream settings.
Dedicated to raising standards through the effective management of resources, investment in our staff and safeguarding of learners.
Enabling schools to function at a high level, managing services to allow practitioners to deliver excellence.
Implement operational ICT resources and a learner information system to better manage data, resources and risks.
Raising academic standards so that all schools/providers are exceptional, providing a relevant and broad curriculum offer.
Disrupting mainstream education through innovative ways to deliver the curriculum – e.g. blending learning, maximising on-line learning platforms.
Extending our offer
Extend our educational offer to engage more partners and learners, ensuring all schools are at full capacity, with a view to opening new schools in 2020.
Offering respite placements for mainstream schools and a reintegration service for PRUs; engaging hard to reach learners and their families.
Learning for Life
Learners are prepared for life, as we inspire a love for learning, finding their passion to keep them engaged and motivated. We offer a Values-based education.