Below  are a few comments from schools / teachers, leaders and students whom have either attended or have had students complete courses at our centre: 


Gable Hall

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"We have used Action Learning for a number of years now and find it provides much needed appropriate alternative education for particular cohorts of learners. Many of these students thrive in this environment; Action Learning has recently been enhanced by adding a wider suite of qualifications to its offer, enabling pupils to gain qualifications as well as developing their social, emotional skills. Action Learning is our first port of call for alternative provision"


Sally Feeney, Assistant Head of Year, Gable Hall School, Corringham


"A calm and welcoming establishment with friendly staff.  The most difficult students benefit from seeing how their effort and participation in activities set can help others.  They are able to actively participate in group work and individual tasks and acknowledge others needs and problems.


I would have no hesitation on recommending your Centre to other schools"


Ms S Murphy, Pastoral Intervention Manager, William de Ferrers, South Woodham Ferrers



"What an innovative combination of ideas that have the ability to provide 'outside the classroom learning' in addition to stimulating and exciting challenges.


Together they help develop self-esteem, teambuilding, leadership and new educational experiences."


Dave Wookey, Head of Year, Woodlands School, Basildon


"The combination of the Action Learning Project with the Action Park Activity Centre is exciting, innovative and a true alternative education programme that promises to put the Basildon area on the Education map."


Mrs Becky Trippick, Chelmer Valley High School


"Its good coming here because I'm treated with respect like an adult and I'm always learning something new'


Martin Hancock, Yr 10, Gable Hall School, Stanford-Le-Hope


"I like coming here because its different to school and we're treated different and I actually learn more here."


Connor Higgins, Yr 10, Gable Hall School, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex


"Action Learning provides just what it says.  For the student who responds to practical learning and enjoys being outdoors this is ideal.  The very positive environment provided by the staff give the students a good base from which to grow and learn.  They are given responsibility and respect and respond accordingly.  We would be pleased to use their service again in the future.  Excellent provision.


Phil Yeldman, The Gateway Academy


"In my role I have had a very positive engagement with the members of staff at Action Learning in both their current and previous location. I have always been impressed with their philosophy, range of appropriate activities and above all their ability to engage with young people who provide a range of challenges. Working in small groups, the staff offer an individualised approach that has proved highly successful in producing positive outcomes. Students both enjoy the alternative curriculum developing new skills and simultaneously have the opportunity to reflect on changes they need to make to progress into the next stage of their education or employment. Action Learning offers a structured programme that is a real benefit to the local schools seeking to place students for whom full time education is not having the desired impact. I feel the area is fortunate to have this centre and, along with other providers, it means that our students have access to solutions to their individual needs."


J Trewin, Coordinator, Basildon, Billericay and Wickford 14-19 Area Planning Group