Return to Learn Programme

Transitioning young people back into full-time education to support in building brighter happier futures

The Team


Ali Raza

RTL Project Worker


Leah Feakes

RTL Coordinator

Andy Keen

Andy Keen

RTL Project Worker


Ollie Wilson

RTL Project Worker

Teenager in college


  • To provide the Local Authority with a detailed assessment of the young person’s needs, both academically and psychologically. 

  • To provide tuition and academic supports to the young person’s whilst their assessments are undertaken. 

  • To provide a therapeutic approach in returning the young person to a learning environment, supporting them to develop academically, but also develop resilience and coping strategies to support barriers that often impact engagement. 

  • To provide a service which will help support the Local Authority to make sure that the young people are safeguarded in their current setting. 

  • To offer structure and routine to young people to support in transitioning them back into education, providing much-needed respite for carers and families. 

The White Trees Wellbeing Team utilise an embedded consultation model to empower professionals, families and young people to apply the psychology underpinning learning to drive real change. 

The Wellbeing Team support engaging the young people in both their homes, community and education setting. In this way, the therapeutic approach is to focus on identifying what is working well and what needs support to change using a joint problem-solving approach. The young person will undertake thorough assessments using a variety of standardised and non-standardised tests, including cognitive assessments, and comprehensive reports and recommendations compiled to support future engagement and learning success upon completion of the programme. 

We believe that collaboration between services provides the young people, families and staff with a broader perspective and a greater understanding of individual strengths, needs and potential ways forward to evoke real change in all young people that begin their journey with the White Trees Group. 

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