Information for Parents

Humankind have a dedicated Education Team who are committed to maintaining a positive learning environment for learners where 100% of learners state they would recommend Humankind to others.

We have established a successful curriculum that is ambitious and considers all learners across a broad range of abilities and capabilities across our Steps for Success and Improving choices (SEND) groups. The curriculum is effectively planned over the academic year to encourage personal growth and development alongside academic success and improvement of employability skills, whilst remaining flexible enough to address educational and personal/welfare needs. Find out more in our Provision Statement!

Attendance Rates

Learners at Humankind take pride in their attendance with an excellent 94% attendance rate in 2021/22! Those who have challenges to attending education are supported by our Attendance Support Plans (ASP). These have had a significant impact when working with learners and their families to overcome barriers to attendance.

‘They are a really good idea cos it makes you see how important it is to come in every day. It makes you push yourself to do your best.’-Learner

‘My attendance has improved loads. I used to struggle getting up in time but my teacher helped me work out how to sleep better and now I get up in time’-Learner


Humankind’s education provision is inspected by Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework (EIF).

Bursary Guidance

Your Young Person may be eligible to receive financial support whilst on programme for travel, breakfast, lunch, equipment, placement clothing etc from the 16-19 Bursary Fund.

You may also be eligible for funding for transport from the local authority (Durham County Council), this will be discussed with you during your induction. To find out more please read our Bursary Guidance 2021

Parents Views

‘T has talked non-stop about the work he is doing. He seems really excited to attend Humankind. He is seeing that the future is open to him. Because he has an EHCP in the past he has been told he needs to do charity shop work and that but I like the way he is getting to try things he is interested at. He loves going and he is excited about what he has done.’-Parent


Useful Links

County Durham Families Information Service

Durham SEND Information Advice and Support Service


Reaching Out Across Durham