Through the delivery of informal education, we support growth, independence, sustainability, physical and mental wellbeing. Our IAG helps to establish realistic educational goals which will influence healthy relationships and promote independence and social inclusion. Our delivery method combines both group work and one to one mentoring ensuring all needs are met. We pride ourselves on our ability to address barriers to participation by providing an effective pastoral service which complements all vocational and re-engagement programmes. We actively work with many organisations that are able to provide additional support and assist us in helping the student including Social Services, Youth Offending Team, the Careers Service and numerous apprenticeship and training providers.
Our pastoral support programme includes
- Personalised, impartial and confidential CIAG
- Identifying basic skills needs and making referrals to help improve ICT, literacy, language and numeracy or direct delivery.
- Drug and substance misuse.
- Behaviour issues
- Life Skills
- Careers – Helping students link personal interests and/or skills to their desired job/career requirements.
- Sexual health
- Substance misuse
- Gang culture
- Decision making tools
- Signposting to other services sensitive to clients’ needs
PIYP will use the Positive Youth Development concept to underpin our work and will incorporate the 4H model and Hendricks Life Skills concept, aiming to develop life skills, and an ethos of “Learning by doing”. Young people will be able to access the activities through voluntary participation and referrals from other agencies. In addition to the pastoral programme which forms the basis of all our programmes, students are able to choose from a menu of the following provision.
Transform Boxing Project – Boxing Clever and Positive Impact
Consist of a specific learning scheme, all based around activities and tasks that will empower and educate young people as well as re-engaging and re-focusing young people. This is a targeted programme specifically for underachieving boys aged from 11 – 16. The outcomes include: improved confidence, improved health and wellbeing, re engagement into education, anger management, as well as gaining an ASDAN in Sport and Fitness.
Youth Workers will deliver mentoring sessions around how to build positive relationships and overcome barriers to education. The programme is led by a qualified boxing coach and youth workers
The Enterprise Programme focuses on developing resilience, life skills, unleashing creativity, identify causes of social issues and explore employability skills to increase their understanding of what is required for employment, self-employment and other entrepreneurial destinations. This programme can be adapted for specific age ranges and for those with SEN aged 11-19. The Enterprise programme will consist of:
- Team work
- Get ready for work- Self management, Enterprise, Problem Solving, Planning and Organising
As part of the programme we will support young people to deliver a Social Action project, enabling young people to put the skills learnt into practice. This could be to set up a business which tackles social issues (Social enterprise), Campaign against a social issue or volunteer.
PIYP will support young people holistically and deliver the programme at a suitable location (this can be in school or out of school- this will influence the overall cost) which has adequate space and resources, over a time period suitable to meet the needs of young people. This project is ideal in that it inspires young people to consider self-employment or enterprise and create their own opportunities to become independent.
This programme suits young people in KS4, but can be tailored to meet the needs of SEN and lower level learners.
The Grow project focuses on young people’s ability to engage in an external environment to gain important life skills which promotes sustainability, increases confidence, build teamwork through peer to peer engagement and improve physical and mental well-being, supporting them to reach their full potential.
Grow is an allotment-based project where young people will take part and lead in activities – from designing the allotment and building a shed to learning how to grow fruit and vegetables. Young people will develop new skills in landscaping, horticulture, woodwork and up-cycling. This is a unique provision which is not replicated within the local area.
PIYP accepts referrals for any young person aged 11-16 for our Alternative Educational Provision. These include:
- Warwickshire County Council
- Social Care
- Youth Offending Service
- Secondary Schools
- Independent/ Free Schools