Young Gloucestershire are providing a new approach to the re-engagement of young people excluded from mainstream education.
Who is it for?
The scheme is open to secondary school pupils who have been short or fixed term excluded. Exclusions may have been for a variety of reasons; bullying, violence, disruptive behaviour, drug use etc… Young Gloucestershire are experienced at working with young people from all backgrounds with complex needs. Young people will work in small groups with two dedicated Youth Workers.
What does it involve?
Young people will join us 9.30-3.30pm four days a week for a rolling 12 week programme of education and support. Each individual will receive a bespoke package of support tailored to their unique situation.
Young people will attend a mixture of classroom and activity based sessions, developing skills around resilience, managing relationships, improving self-belief, anger management, increasing self-esteem, and understanding working in a group.
The course maintains a focus on developing coping mechanisms that can be worked on with the school to help with reintegration and each young person will work towards a nationally recognised qualification.
Young Gloucestershire will work closely with both the school and the young person’s family to provide support and guidance to parents and teachers. We will work on managing challenging behaviour, understanding the family situation and other influences on the young person whilst considering interventions to change this.
Young Gloucestershire and its sister charity – Infobuzz, will provide one to one counselling and group therapy sessions utilising innovative approaches to address emotional challenges
Young Gloucestershire will work with the young person, family and school to ensure a full plan of reintegration, utilising tested techniques and providing ongoing support to ensure success. Young Gloucestershire will remain a point of contact for all parties and where appropriate will continue to offer support to the young person through our drop-in centre - The Link.
For more information:
Places on the programme are funded and allocated by Gloucestershire County Council. For general queries please contact us using the details at the bottom of the page.