Jamie’s Farm works because it provides immense individual care and has a team of outstanding members of staff, with a formidable network of supporters, who enable transformation to occur in a small amount of time. Yet this knowledge does not make us think that expanding our proven model onto pastures new is impossible; rather it compels us to expand so that more vulnerable young people can benefit from it.
Over 43,000 pupils stand to benefit most from our intervention. We believe we can work with up to a tenth of these within five years, over many locations, without losing the special feeling that visitors to Jamie’s Farm – young and old – sense within moments of arriving. That is our ambition, and with your support, we will achieve it.
This is our exciting vision. However, we will never expand at a pace that will compromise our quality. Jamie’s Farm is a special place; we will grow organically and nurture key qualities so that every child who lives and works with us in the future gains the same outcomes, the same lifelong memories, as children have done to date.