Bespoke Be Heard

Bespoke Be Heard

Profile

Bespoke Be Heard focuses on teaching young people with Special Educational Needs, to refurbish second hand bikes. A 100% of profits from the resale of these bikes are reinvested into providing additional opportunities for young people with SEN. Students gain an AQA Unit Award in Cycle Mechanics as part of their experience. The scheme was conceived when a young man with learning difficulties presented characteristics indicative of a future facing exclusion from school, family and society. He was heading towards becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training). This scheme was designed for students like this young man to be able to leave school with a bike maintenance Award/Certificate and think positively toward the future. The scheme has turned into a hub of initiatives that supports local charities and is linked with two international schools. It has won Richmond Den’s 2013 Award and was commended in the Richmond Business Awards.

Product or Service

Education and skills development , Vocational/technical training

Social and Environmental Missions

Environment , Education and literacy , Employment opportunities

Regions of Operation

Greater London

Head Office Address

Clarendon secondary Centre, Egerton Road, London, TW2 7SL, United Kingdom, UK