Organisation Contact Details

Organisation/Group Name
Potential Plus UK
Telephone

Address

Address 1
Potential Plus, Challenge House
Address 2
Sherwood Drive
Town
Bletchley
County
Milton Keynes
Postcode
MK3 6DP

Categories

Categories
Parenting & Family Support Advice & Support - General Community & Living Health and Well Being Learning, Skills & Work

More About The Organisation

Organisation Details

About Us

Welcome to Potential Plus. We are an independent charity supporting children with high learning potential and their families. Many will remember us as the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).

Life can be difficult for a child with high learning potential. School work may not stretch them and yet other aspects of life may appear quite daunting. This can set them apart from their classmates and make it difficult for them to feel one of the crowd.

Our research suggests that every year, 35,000 children are born in the U.K. with high learning potential. But we know from experience that without the right support, that potential may not be realised. Sometimes the negatives can seem to outweigh the positives. The child feels different and teachers can be just too busy to spot the opportunity. We challenge the barriers others often unwittingly place between young people and achieving their full potential.

For 50 years we have been helping high learning potential children. Our independent assessment can highlight children’s specific needs and present this in a form that schools, educational psychologists and other professionals recognise. Parents find the information gained easy to understand and helpful in implementing the right support for their children.

As well as supporting children and families, we help schools and other professionals and work hard to raise the profile of high learning potential. We know these children can grow up to be highly successful in their chosen field, providing that ability is recognised early.

Opening Times

Are you open during term time?
Are you open during school holidays?
Opening Times
Monday9am - 4.30pm
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday9am - 4.30pm
Thursday9am - 4.30pm
FridayCLOSED
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

Your Service

How do people access your service?
They can drop in
Comments

Our information service is via the telephone and also appointments can be made over the telephone with our Education Consultants.

Waiting Lists

Do you have a waiting list?
Irrelevant

Costs

Are there any costs to the user for your service?
Costs

The information service is free. There is a small cost (@£20) for a 30 minute appointment with an Education Consultant although low income families can access two appointments free of charge. Members of NAGC can have two free appointments.

Areas Serviced

Do you welcome people using your service from the Bristol area?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of Bristol using your service?
Do you welcome people using your service from Bath and North East Somerset?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of Bath and North East Somerset using your service?
Do you welcome people using your service from the South Gloucestershire area?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of South Gloucestershire using your service?

Who can use your service

Age of Users
From 3 To 18
Who can use your service?

No

Policies and written documents

Have Policy
Child protection policy Equality of opportunity procedure and monitoring arrangements Complaints procedure Disciplinary and Grievance procedure Quality Assurance/Management System Health and Safety Policy/Statement Data Protection/Confidentiality Statement
Have Written Document
Child protection policy Equality of opportunity procedure and monitoring arrangements Complaints procedure Disciplinary and Grievance procedure Quality Assurance/Management System Health and Safety Policy/Statement Data Protection/Confidentiality Statement

Accessibility

Is your organisation close to public transport?
Yes
Is there a car park nearby?
Yes
Is there accessible parking on site?
Yes
Is there a pedestrian route?
Yes
Is it smooth and with dropped kerbs?
Yes
Are doors 900mm or more wide, with flat thresholds?
No
Do you have external ramps?
Yes
Do you have a lobby / porch area?
Yes
Can wheelchair users clear the outer door prior to opening the inner?
Yes
Are there interior automatic doors?
No
Are there wide unobstructed corridors (minimum 1200mm)?
No
Do you have a lift for wheelchair users?
Yes
Do you have internal ramps?
No
Do you have internal steps?
No
Do you have a visual / flashing fire alarm?
No
Do you have accessible toilets?
Yes
Do you have an accessible changing room with a changing bed and a hoist?
No
Do you have a quiet room or a quiet area?
No
Do you have an outdoors play area?
Yes
Is this safe and enclosed?
No
Are the outdoor areas well lit (for evening activities)?
No
Do you have a soft play area?
No
Do you have a sensory room or area?
No
Do you have an induction loop and / or radio mikes?
No

Policies and Training

Training

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
At least 50%
Behaviour Management
None
Administration of medicines
None
Inclusion/Equal Opportunities
At least 50%
Risk Assessment
None
Manual Handling
None
British Sign Language
None
Makaton
None
Enabling verbal and non verbal communication
None
Inclusive Play
None
Autism Awareness
None

Policies

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
Yes
Behaviour Management
No
Complaints
Yes
Intimate Care
No
Continence
No
Incident/Accident logs
No
Registration for sessions
Yes
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