Alternative Education Provision
Offering activities in an accessible environment for young people, for whom traditional education has become a turn-off to learning, to develop a variety of skills as well as continuing to improve their knowledge
Running youth clubs for children and young people in Blackpool, putting on informal education and events in a safe space five nights-a-week
Creating opportunities for marginalised young people to improve their skills and employability by undertaking meaningful work experience under the guidance of youth workers
Training & Consultancy
Delivering expert training in specialist areas, including substance misuse and sexual health, help to bolster the knowledge of colleagues in the education and youth work sectors
Welcome to EPS
EPS is changing lives for the better every day, through both fun and formal activities to develop young people’s social and emotional intelligence. It works with children and young people across Lancashire – mainly in some of the most challenged communities in the county – running youth clubs, managing youth training schemes and providing alternative education provision.
Founded in 2011 it has enjoyed enormous success for and with young people, including seeing 85% of ‘graduates’ from its youth training schemes move into full-time, purposeful employment, and significantly increasing the numbers of children accessing its youth club provision.
EPS has been recognised locally and nationally for the impact of its work, including being named ‘Most Inspirational Business’ in its hometown of Blackpool.
EPS is Effective Pedagogy Solutions a Community Interest Company (CIC) Pedagogy is the study of being a teacher or the process of teaching. The term generally refers to strategies of instruction, or a style of instruction. The word comes from the Greek παιδαγωγέω (paidagōgeō); in which παῖς (país, genitive παιδός, paidos) means “child” and άγω (ágō) means “lead”; so it literally means “to lead the child”.
Pedagogy is something that those of us in the fortunate position of working with young people need to consider in our practice and thoughts; whilst we offer challenge, safe places, interest, listening and care for their lives and of those around them. We bring life into what they learn, act as animators as we work alongside, sharing and travel a mutually collective path