The Enterprise project – 4 weeks left!
For potentially NEET students (14-16)
This project is for secondary schools in the boroughs of Brent, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea, Kingston, Lambeth, Merton, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton, Wandsworth, Westminster.
Free Workshop & Student support
You are invited to apply for a free workshop funded by the GLA/ESF, (Animation or LEGO robotics). This scheme is for young people who have been excluded from school twice in the last two years and offers an exciting and creative experience with built in careers support. Download teacher’s pack
Typically the workshop runs once a week for three hours over 4 weeks in curriculum time, followed by monthly 1-2-1 sessions with the students for six months. We can work with up to 16 students at a time and will need a minimum of 10. Our workshop are led by inspiring tutors and the 1-2-1 session run by caring support staff; all with extensive experience of working with young people, (inc DBS and child protection training). The workshop will run at your school and we will bring everything we need with us. The aim is to use the workshop to capture the young person’s interest and then help them reinvigorate their school performance through the 1-2-1 sessions.
The workshops; by using high staff ratios (1:4) and short engaging sections, we ensure that the students will succeed. You can choose from Animation or Lego robotics
BAFTA award winning Kevin Griffiths leads our team of professional animators, all with extensive experience of engaging with young people. The sessions will introduce students to animation, editing and recording sound using broadcast standard equipment. They will make their own animation that will be presented to them and placed online.
Building, designing and programming LEGO robots. The sessions will cover general movement, sensing objects, avoiding collision and ultrasonic sensors. The sessions end with the Robo-challenge where the students pit their machines against the maze and each other. We have enough robots for students to work in pairs or individually. We will also be working with the arduino.
The 1-2-1 sessions will be based around a learning plan and a series of agreed goals. The experienced youth advisors will help the young people focus on any difficulties they might be having and in particular build their career paths.
The workshop is free to the school as long as our funding requirements are met, these are:
- The students have received at least two exclusions in this academic year, or:
- The students have received at least one exclusion last year and one this year
- The young people are 14 to 16 at the start of the project
There is a limited budget to this programme and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Projects must start before the Easter holiday 2015.
Below is a list of schools we have worked with on a very similar project over the past 3 years, please contact them to hear their experiences.
Stuart Sharp – Head of Yr 9 – Rooks Heath School
Stephen Morgan – Deputy Head – Elthorne Park School
Andrea Harvey – Head of student support- St Angela’s Ursuline School
Nancy Craddock – SENCO – St Bonadventure
Maise Baker – Head of Yr 9 – Gaynes School
Kate Dawson – Head of Yr 10 – Marshalls Park School
David Gacheru – Head of Yr 10 – Capital City Academy
Patricia Martin – Base Manager & SENCO – Crest Academy
Venessa George – Deputy Head – Copeland School
Bianca Davis – Head of Yr 10 – Claremont School
Rachel Grimwood – Pastoral Support – Frances Bardsley Academy