Statutory Information and Policies

RB-Norwich – Registered charity number 1117092

Performance outcomes

Our programme is designed to reduce students’ social isolation, build their confidence and get them back on an academic track, raising their ambitions and interest in learning.

We support a very diverse group of young people, many of whom have been out of education for several months or years. When our students join us, they have missed extensive periods of schooling. Accordingly, their attainment levels are usually well below the national average for their age. All our students have an EHCP with needs in one or more of the following categories:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Sensory and Physical

It is therefore important to view performance not just in terms of academic attainment.

Our targets for our students

We continually monitor the quality of our provision. We aim to achieve the following outcomes:

  • 80% of students improve attendance from 0% at their previous school to over 70% at Red Balloon after 12 months on the programme.
  • 100% of students return or transition to appropriate mainstream or alternative education or further education, training or work.
  • 100% of eligible students (Years 10 and 11) sit exams and obtain qualifications.

  • “Thank you for giving us our son back. We do not know what would have happened if he did not come to Red Balloon.”

    From the Red Balloon Norwich Centre

  • “I value that there's smaller classes and less people. The work is the right level for me.”

    From the Red Balloon Norwich Centre
    In Red Balloon Norwich

  • “Red Balloon is a 'safe space' for me.”

    From the Red Balloon Norwich Centre
    In Red Balloon Norwich

  • “When I was off because I was ill, it was the first time ever that I missed being in school”

    From the Red Balloon Norwich Centre

1/4
View all testimonials

Inspections

RB-Norwich was inspected by Ofsted in June 2015 and the ISI for compliance in June 2018. The ISI inspectors found RB-Norwich to be fully compliant in every category. The Ofsted inspection rated RB-Norwich as outstanding for all inspected areas, including pupils’ achievement, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils, and leadership and management.

You can see the full ISI report here, and the Ofsted report here.

Annual reports

Red Balloon Learner Centre Group produces an annual report for the work undertaken across the red Balloon federation of charities. Our most recent reports are available below.

2018/19 – coming soon
2017/18
2016/17

Policies

Policies are reviewed annually by the Centre trustees. The Chair of Trustees signs a policy list (held in the Centre office) to indicate that this has been carried out. Names of ‘responsible staff’ (e.g. Examinations Officer) as required within policies are also available from the Centre office. Our full list of policies is available here.

Number of official complaints received: 0