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Taleblazers

Taleblazers is a Community Interest Company that celebrates the folk stories of South Devon and Dartmoor and works with young people to change their own life stories. Our ethos is 'change the story, change the world' and we run a number of projects and programmes primarily focused at young people.

We offer small group and 1-1 support programmes aimed at young people who need extra support with SEN/SEMH, who are struggling at school, at risk of exclusion, children in need and emergency interventions. We are trauma informed and work particularly well with young people who have experienced trauma and may have an insecure attachment style.

Our 1-1 programmes are usually outdoor-based and student centred, each programme is tailored to individual students' needs. We spend time exploring south Devon and Dartmoor, walking the moors and woods or discovering wild places around the coast. Our experience is that exposure to these environments can have a transformative effect on the young person. Students working with us long-term will usually achieve a recognised award to demonstrate their engagement and achievement.

We also run small group programmes with a high staff-student ratio to allow young people to work on social development in a safe, nurturing environment. Currently we are running programmes in:

  • Arts (leading to Arts Award)
  • Community Gardening
  • Bushcraft

Please contact Rich Blagden for more details about any of our programmes.

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More widely, Taleblazers actively work to promote folklore, storytelling and heritage particularly in the south Devon and Dartmoor areas. We are involved in a small number of community projects and we offer in-school workshops based around heritage, storytelling/performance and natural history. Please see our website, blog, podcast or social media for more information.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Richard Blagden
Contact Position
Director
Telephone
07530502837
E-mail
rich@taleblazers.org.uk
Website
Taleblazers website

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
From 5 years to 18 years
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Please contact us for a referral form for our SEN programme. Once we have received the referral form, we will meet with the young person and key adult(s) to discuss the programme and agree objectives for the programme.

For information about any other aspect of our work, including our in-school storytelling workshops, please contact us by email or telephone and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Please contact us for more information - our activities take place in outdoor settings but we can tailor our provision using accessible locations.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Emotional needs
Epilepsy
Global Developmental Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Challenging Behaviour
Diabetes
Visual impairment
Motor impairment
Physical impairment
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Asthma
Serious allergy / Anaphilaxis
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Language impairment
Learning difficulties
Loss or Bereavement
Medical Needs
Details
Our SEN programmes are led by a qualified teacher and outdoor leader who has worked with learners with a range of medical needs in a specialist SEN setting. Programmes are highly differentiated, tailor-made and student-centred, and target specific areas of students' EHCPs or other developmental targets.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
Food is not generally provided, but where it is we can cater to dietary requirements

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
We are open to all cultures

Local Offer

Description

We offer small group and 1-1 support programmes aimed at young people who need extra support with SEN/SEMH, who are struggling at school, at risk of exclusion, children in need and emergency interventions. We are trauma informed and work particularly well with young people who have experienced trauma and may have an insecure attachment style.

Our 1-1 programmes are usually outdoor-based and student centred, each programme is tailored to individual students' needs. We spend time exploring south Devon and Dartmoor, walking the moors and woods or discovering wild places around the coast. Our experience is that exposure to these environments can have a transformative effect on the young person. Students working with us long-term will usually achieve a recognised award to demonstrate their engagement and achievement.

We also run small group programmes with a high staff-student ratio to allow young people to work on social development in a safe, nurturing environment. Currently we are running programmes in:

  • Arts (leading to Arts Award)
  • Community Gardening
  • Bushcraft

Please contact Rich Blagden for more details about any of our programmes.

Contact Name
Rich Blagden
Contact Telephone
07530502837
Contact Email
rich@taleblazers.org.uk
Links
https://taleblazers.org.uk