Raising Attainment and Preventing Educational Exclusions
All schools will agree that they would prefer not to exclude students. However, they do not always have the time and expertise to deal with the emotional and personal issues that affect student’s behaviours, and ultimately their academic progression.
Youth in Excellence work closely with the student, home and school to address such issues and find solutions that will allow the individual to become more confident in their abilities to handle situations in a positive and sustainable way.
Support can be provided on a one-to-one basis or in a group setting. There is also support for parents and families to empower them around the choices that are made for their children.
Mentoring is a relationship between 2 or more people with the mentor being wiser and more experienced, with the expectation that they share and offer guidance.
Mentoring has over recent years been used within education to help redirect the attitude and behaviour of individuals who have not been successful with self moderation. We provide mentors that can work specifically with individuals and equally with small groups. Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class (Public/Private Ventures study of Big Brothers Big Sisters). About 40% of a teenager’s waking hours are spent without companionship or supervision. Mentors provide teens with a valuable place to spend free time.
The benefits of this service are to:
- Avoid exclusions
- Refocus student either academically or behaviorally
- Be a support system
- Improve achievements
Life skills have become recognized as a key component to the successful migration from childhood to adulthood and also as the primary social skill/s that increases life chances. We offer a range of subject areas through workshops that prepares the attendees:
- Self identity
- An insight into understanding oneself
- Self esteem and self awareness
- What makes you feel and act the way you do
- Effective communications
- Communication that is understood
- Peer relationships
- A look at how we interact and react amongst peers
- Goal setting
- How to plan for a successful future
- Staying safe
- A survival kit for young people in and out of school
CHANGE IN ME
‘Change in Me’ is a life skills / personal development programme which challenges young people’s:-
- Thinking and Mindset
- Preparation for the future
- Engagement with the world around them
- Impact of actions and consequences
• Suitable for ages 11 – 16
This workshop aims to promote and ignite positive thinking. Often, negative actions are caused by the inability within an individual to confidently overcome past failings, break out of non-stimulating environments but most importantly to believe in themselves. This full day workshop shines a light on the reasons for these patterns and how to break them forever.
Suitable for all ages. Sessions will be delivered in age appropriate groups and there can also be male / female only groups.