Our research covers four key areas of specialism

Alternative Education
We have recently completed a joint research project alongside the University of Portsmouth.

The project assess the efficacy of social pedagogical models for working with young people at risk of permanent school exclusion. Read more…..

Behaviour Management
As part of our recently completed Near to School research project with the University of Portsmouth, our behavior management approach will form part of forthcoming published research on the impact of Social Pedagogy on outcomes for children at risk of permanent exclusion.
Outdoor Education
We are currently involved in a large-scale data collection and analysis project in partnership with Huis Technologies. The project uses a bespoke data system to track outcomes for children and young people against the inclusion of Outdoor Education in our school curriculum.

The project seeks to show how Outdoor Education impacts:

  • Behaviour
  • Attendance
  • Social-emotional progress
  • Self-awareness
  • Outcomes post-16 (including NEET figures)

So far the project has collected over nine million data points and we are very excited to begin analysing the results.

Special Educational Needs
The Releasing Potential Institute is a registered centre delivering the NCFE Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. We deliver this qualification via a bespoke route that focuses on Special Educational Needs, and, in particular, on behaviour management. We offer the following modules as a route to the Level 5 qualification: Core Modules: 

  • 01: Teaching, learning and assessment in education & training (20 credits)
  • 02: Developing, teaching, learning and assessment in education & training (20 credits)
  • 03: Theories, principles, and models in education & training (20 credits)
  • 04: Wider professional practice and development in education & training (15 credits)

Bespoke modules:

  • 05: Action learning to support development of subject specific pedagogy (15 credits)
  • 23: Specialist delivery techniques and activities (09 credits)
  • 24: Teaching in a specialist subject area (15 credits)
  • 39: Managing behaviours in a learning environment (6 credits)

12-Hour SEND Mediation Training Course (CPD) Releasing Potential Institute, alongside Releasing Potential Mediation, now offers a 12-hour CPD course for Mediators working on SEND mediation cases in the UK. Part of the new Professional Standards for SEND Mediators (DfE, 2018) the course has been accredited by the College of Mediators. For more information please see our course pages.


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