MPS Training is a unique Scottish education initiative, founded in April 2004, which has developed new approaches to re-focussing and re-engaging young people who have experienced problems maintaining their place in mainstream education. The approaches used include emphasis on practical and pre-vocational learning (such as Technical Education, Construction Skills and Employability Skills) as well as a variety of bespoke teaching methods (one-to-one learning, cross-curricular links and ‘real-world’ experiences), to motivate and re-invigorate the young people’s interest in learning. Extensive multi-agency involvement and a focus on pastoral care ensure that the young people’s Additional Support and Care Needs are addressed quickly and appropriately.
We work with young people that require an education placement that offers more support and focus to that which has failed previously. We have a wide range of pupils from varying backgrounds and have achieved tremendous success in helping to bring stability and achievable outcomes for a number of young people over the past eight years.
The ultimate objective is to help these young people achieve their undoubted potential and successfully negotiate the often stressful transition from compulsory education into the world of work, further education and the prospect of a healthy, safe and achieving life.
MPS Training currently has schools in West Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire; however we work in partnership with a number of local authority education and social work departments across the West of Scotland.