SALT.ed Wadsley is an Alternative Education Provision serving young people from local secondary schools who are either at risk of exclusion, or are disengaged from education. Our motivation is to make a difference to the lives of young people; to bring hope to a life where the young person, or those around them, have lost hope. This is why we offer GCSE support, encouraging young people that despite dropping out of mainstream education, they still have a chance of re-engaging and leaving school with qualifications and a post-16 destination.

What does Salt have to do with it? Well, it's all about flavour - living life to the full.

Historically, salt was a symbol of value, it was expensive. Each young person is valuable, even if they don't realise it. Salt can't lose its saltiness - its value - unless it's diluted or mixed with rubbish. We want young people to overcome the issues that have got in the way, and find the essence of who they are and who they can be, rediscovering lost hopes and dreams. We want to see young people discovering their own worth for themselves, and to start to determine what they do with their lives, rather than letting circumstances dictate this for them.

What exactly happens?

We will create a bespoke package that is centred around the young person,which will include Maths and English, alongside an additional option of Science. We will also look at building a curriculum around the young person's interests, hobbies, endeavours and options choices. We run Mondays to Thursdays, from 9.15am - 2.45pm. 

What can young people expect?


Young people should expect high quality teaching, developing their knowledge and skills in core GCSE subjects delivered by experienced qualified teachers. There will also be significant time devoted to developing new skills in areas they enjoy, which could include graffiti art, cooking, gardening, circuit training etc. There will also be time for socialising over mealtimes and breaks, which can include pool, table football, art etc. Each young person will have a key worker, who will process what is going on in life, offering support and advice where appropriate. This will also be an area where we can explore additional support that the young person may need or want.

Want to find out more?

If you are interested as part of a School, you can find us through the Progressions Team at Sheffield City Council (being on the Approved List of Providers), or we do deal directly with Schools as well. 

If you would like to find out about supporting us - by volunteering, praying or financially giving, then contact us via the details below.




Centre Manager and Curriculum Lead

Designated Safeguarding Lead, QTS



Learning Mentor

Designated Safeguarding Deputy



Learning Mentor and Admin Support, QTS



Reintegration Lead and Youth Worker

V a c a n c y

Learning Mentor, 28 hrs per week (job share considered), required from September. Download the job description and application form below.

Please contact with any queries.

Closing date 24th July 2020. Interviews w/c 3rd July 2020.

Wadsley Church, Worrall Road, Sheffield, S6 4BB 


Wadsley Church is committed to high standards in the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Our Safeguarding Officer is Rachel Brown, who can be contacted by emailing, and our Safeguarding policy can be found by clicking this link.

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