Our Education based programmes use effective approaches and practices that deliver key elements of the PSHE curriculum.
We have several programmes to chose from depending on requirements :
1. Bring PSHE to Life. This is an innovative PSHE based programme that uses the PSHE 10 principles as a framework.
This programmes work alongside teachers and support staff and provide a diverse range of practical activities, experiential exercises, group practices and games that effectively support the delivery of key aspects in PSHE curriculum. This area has been identified in the recent National PSHE government paper:Life Lessons 2014-15 as a priority. Through our work we can effectively engage young people in the learning of key aspects of the PSHE curriculum.
2. Exam Thrive Programme:
Doing well in exams is about cultivating good life habits early on rather than a last minute panic fix. By working regularly in small doses over a prolonged period we can build the character out of habit life to manage the challenging period of exam pressure. This is best done when the adults around the young people and children are modelling good practices in the daily life of the school.
Evidence and research show that we can use mindfulness practices to bring us into the present experience of being and this has a calming self-regulatory effect on our thoughts, moods and body, which brings more resilience, a calmer more relaxed approach to life and a better capacity to getting things done more effective learning.
See programme title on drop down and trainings for further info.
3. Listen Up, Speak Out.
Gender specific group mentoring progammes for boys and/or girls (KS2) and KS3 and 4) This is a 6 week programme that will provide group mentoring for a group of children or young people and can be used to address particular issues as identified by the school ie bullying, self esteem, body image, mental health, self harm etc.
Programmes can also be adapted to specific needs within a particular peer group setting (ie pupil premium students) or for young people at risk of exclusion or in vulnerable/challenging circumstances.
Themes of ‘hope for the future’ as identified through On Line Pupils Survey through GHLL as one of the areas that needed support ie a growing number of young people felt that they lacked hope for the future.
See our group mentoring tab for more info.
4. The Experience- school trip with a difference!
This 4 day residential programme held at a beautiful Outdoor Centre in West Wales , in an area of outstanding natural beauty is on offer to groups. We can plan this in consultation with you and create bespoke experiences for children and young people using: Outdoor activities,
Arts and crafts
Personal development, communication skills,
Leadership, personal effectiveness and collaboration skills
If you are interested then please get in touch with us and we can discuss potential course content to suit the needs of your setting.
5. SCOPE- see separate tab and PDF doc.
6. Ignite Residential. Leadership for Young Adults 18-25yr olds.
**See our training tab for a more comprehensive list of our trainings and our programme tab Group mentoring for info on how we work and what we do within these programmes and why..
We aim to LAAMB (Listen, accept, admire, model, bless) and refrain from FRAPP (Fixing, rescuing, advising, projecting, processing).
This work is based on the framework developed and created by Boys To men (US based organisation)
Working with girls and young women.
Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning (GHLL) have identified through their pupil’s online survey, that there is a growing concern in the mental health and well-being of teenage girls aged 15-17. Areas of concern that have been identified are: mental health, self-confidence, body image, self-harm and anxiety for the future.
As well as using emerging themes from the group members we also introduce, using a spiral programme
approach, themes such as self-esteem, body image, mental health, effective ways of conflict resolution, relationships and
other current issues that have been identified through research from Be Real Campaign, Dove, Harmless, UWE (research on young people) Young Minds and Harmless.
We have created a programme that specifically aims to support these issues.
We have developed these approaches through trainings from the Rose Circle and our significant experience of developing this work with teenage girls in community based settings as well as experience of working with young people in our work in schools.
Why do separate gender work?
Single gender work is an important part of becoming an adult where issues of masculinity, femininity and self-identity are explored in a same sex environment..
(i) Gender specific issues addressed (identified through research from Be Real Campaign, Dove etc) This work with girls can lead to girls' developing confidence to become leaders and to take positive active roles in their own lives and their communities.
(ii) Gender specific work for boys includes: emotional intelligence, dealing with strong emotion (anger), accountability processes.