The education sector, known as the Jade College offers both primary- and secondary education. Jade College offers education programs to (unaccompanied) minors between the ages of 4 to 18, who cannot (yet) be admitted or go to another school.
Jade College offers its students, in accordance with legal frameworks, an adapted mainstream educational program, which allows the schools to provide students education tailored to the individual in order to achieve the highest potential of each student to help the transition to their further(school) and future career. The uncertainty about the child’s future residence is taken into account when developing study programs; for this reason, the emphasis is not primarily focused on the Dutch language. The students of Jade College are offered a study program, focused mainly on themselves and their specific situation. Jade College focuses on the general knowledge and practical skills that the students can use anywhere in the world. By providing a tailored educational program called ‘Guide through the World’, Jade College considers itself a global school. There is regular (adapted) education offered with attention to the individual student.
Many of the new students of the Jade College speak little to no Dutch. Often, they have little to no experience of being taught at schools and some have never learned to read and/or write (yet). Therefore, Jade College enforces no requirements on the admission of its students. For many, Jade College is the beginning of their education. At the start, individual study plans will be made to reach predetermined end goals. These are recorded in the report of Educational Development Perspective (OKR) and / or the Individual Development Plan (IDP). Jade College has the ambition to achieve the highest practicable and to achieve the maximum outcome from the students.
Jade College is an educational institution which provides unlimited education to (unaccompanied) minor aliens. New students can be enrolled at any time of the year.
An important aspect of the educational model is to provide a stable and safe environment for students to learn. A place where students can relax after everything they have been through. By creating a safe and stable basis, children are allowed to be children again. Jade College works closely with the receptions (locations) and guardians of the students. Internally, the integral connection is established between the pillars of shelter, upbringing and education.
Purpose and scope
In 2010, the foundation of Jade College was established by Jade Zorggroep, in anticipation of a lack of appropriate educational places after an increased inflow of unaccompanied minor aliens. Jade College was able to provide educational places for unaccompanied minor aliens. Currently, Jade Colleges does not only provide educational programs for residents of Jade Zorggroep, but also to young people who do not reside at Jade Zorggroep.
The Education sector has a Sector Manager and each school is assigned with a school leader. The teams are comprised of education staff, educational assistants, internal counselors, student administration and porters and / or security guards.
All educational staff have a teaching qualification. Many of them also have a NT2 certificate. All employees attend aggression training and emergency response training programs.