Education and Work Experience

We provide a supported approach to learning


Hereford Community Farm provides a supported approach to learning for children and young people who may or may not be in mainstream education.

We can adapt visit content to link with specific topics or the National Curriculum to meet your requirements and are flexible in the presentation of sessions to accommodate the specific needs of children and young people to give the best outcomes for the individual.

Our Alternative Education Provision facilitates a blended approach to more formal learning and attainment for children who have been excluded or at risk of exclusion from mainstream education and we are a registered provider of ASDAN qualifications (Hereford Community Farm CIC Centre no: 39011)

We are able to work with children and young people who have specific needs or may experience social anxiety.

1:1 or small group sessions incorporate therapeutic and /or educational nature-based and animal-assisted learning opportunities – session content will be flexible comprising meaningful activities that are adaptable and achievable with a focus on participation and session goals may include;

  • Ability to follow verbal instruction – breaking down each activity into small steps ensuring understanding at each stage of the process to facilitate learning
  • To support the ability to communicate emotions verbally or via expression other than through what can be perceived as ‘negative behaviours’
  • To build self-esteem and self-belief through activities with an ‘I can’ rather than ‘I cannot’ approach
  • To develop social confidence around familiar and unfamiliar people at the Community Farm with the potential to participate within a supportive group setting

‘The need for alternative provisions is paramount for our children and young people to continue to be provided with a secure and safe learning platform, where they feel comfortable, valued, and listened to. Having the open space for students to grow in confidence and try new activities; promoting self-esteem and supporting their opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills within their personal career interests.’