Raising Aspirations (Young People) - Archives
- Created: Tuesday, 29 March 2011 09:21
|2011/12 Year End|
The project has made excellent progress during 2011/12 with the majority of targets being met or exceeded. There continues to be linkages with the MAT teams particularly with teen parents and vulnerable young people. Good progress against each of the strands has been achieved.
Under Strand 1 there have been various activities over the quarter in each of the six schools which include targeting schools and wider community around Health, Education, Employment and Training (HEET Roadshows). This is being co-ordinated with the Healthy Neighbourhoods Team for Bolsover. The substance misuse worker has been supporting a number of identified students who are at risk of exclusion due to alcohol/drug issues.
Under Strand 2 The Princes Trust delivered Get in Care and Get Started with Media. The teen parent project worker had developed and delivered, in partnership with the Domestic Abuse Outreach worker in Bolsover, a healthy relationships programme called ‘All About You!’ for teen mothers. Outreach work delivered for post 16 young people with substance misuse issues with intensive follow up work. Progressions made into EET with three successfully progressing who are being supported around their drugs and/or alcohol issues.
Strand 3 with Barnardo’s has drawn to a close with an end of contract meeting review and planning session held in March to identify the current situation of participants, the support required and who best to offer this and a plan for continued support for clients in need.
Strands 1 and 2 of this project continue into 2012/13 with funding currently until March 2013.
|2011/12 Quarter 3|
Progress has been achieved across all stands this quarter.
|2011/12 Quarter 2|
Five schools are continuing to work with the project to plan new ways to raise the aspirations of their students. Year 11 leavers from each of the 5 schools have been supported to identify a positive progression post 16 with the addition of a further team member increasing the capacity to focus on individual support for vulnerable students.
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|2011/12 Quarter 1|
All schools are continuing to work with the project to plan new ways to raise the aspirations of their students. The addition of further team members has increased the capacity to focus on individual support for vulnerable students.
2010/11 Year End
This project has made extremely good progress against its output targets, overachieving on many of them. This achievement is against a backdrop of upheaval that took place in Quarter 4 with the decision made to close Connexions Derbyshire Ltd and novate the contract. The Project Manager would like to raise awareness that the difficult circumstances experienced will continue with the move into Derbyshire County Council for the project staff, as different difficulties will be experienced over the forthcoming few months around systems and procedures, however they shall endeavour to deliver to the same high quality as before.
This quarterly update focuses on the support being received by schools.
All schools are continuing to work with the project to plan new ways to raise the aspirations of their students and work towards a higher proportion of their Year 11 leavers moving into positive post 16 destinations and sustaining the progressions made. The addition of further team members will increase the capacity to focus on individual support for vulnerable students. During Quarter 4 there has been significant activity taking place within schools and a detailed report in activity follows:
Tibshelf Community school:
Frederick Gent School:
Stubbin Wood School:
Despite a slight underachievement in some of the headline targets this quarter, the project is continuing to have an impact on the NEET figures for the district and the figures at the end of Quarter 3 show that NEET stood at 9.3% and the most recent figures on 10 January show NEET to be at 8.8%. Additionally the project is having an impact on locating young people who have previously been unknown and being able to target them to work with; despite the subsequent impact this then has on the NEET target it means that more young people can be offered support.
All schools are being actively supported under Strand 1 of the project through a combination of generic offers for all schools and activities to address their individual priorities. The addition of further team members will increase the capacity to focus on individual support for vulnerable students. Strand 3 work continues to be in high demand with work to engage and progress care leavers into EET. Due to the complex and long life of cases there has been more emphasis on continuing work with existing clients over this quarter rather than new referrals being taken on.
There has been significant activity in Quarter 2 to progress young people into sustainable EET outcomes and the progress that has been made means that the current NEET Level is 10.4%, in comparison to 12.5% the same time last year, with the total percentage in EET being 63.4% this year compared with 45.8% last year.
The concern around capturing the progression of young people who were supported via strand 1 and progressing into EET has been resolved and progression data includes six school leavers who have progressed successfully at the end of their compulsory education. Unfortunately the input for the students in Year 11 2009/10 commenced too late into the year to capture any true reflection on the impact that this work had on Key Stage 4 results and therefore this output is going to be based on the achievements attained by Year 11 students 2010/11 when they have had a year long programme of support offered by the project.
The initiatives supported for the post 16 NEET co-hort are proving successful at delivering progression pathways for the participants and has meant that sustainable outcomes have been located for many. Through tracking of the participants it has been evidenced that some of these participants have progressed on from their entry level course to higher level courses. This has supported the output for those working towards a Level 2 or above qualification.
The work that started with teen parents last quarter has continued, with the focus moving away from engagement and towards EET progressions. The delivery of ‘Making It!’ which was a day of children’s activities and workshops for parents delivered by providers, attracted 19 parents with families and the project is currently working with them to turn initial interest into outcomes.
The young people working with the substance misuse worker for the project are individuals who require a high intensity of support; however significant EET progressions are starting to be made. The requests for support from different educational and youth groups means that access to low level guidance can be provided which can prevent individuals from becoming NEET.
|The project has made a good start to the second year by achieving positive results in terms of engagement and progression. There has also been additional work undertaken that is not reflected by the outputs as both of the Strand 2 project workers also work with young people who are already in a positive outcome, but who wouldn’t be able to sustain this if they didn’t have the added support.
The preventative aspect of the project is a particular focus under Strand 1. As a result, many Year 11 leavers with the potential to become NEET are engaged in a variety of activities across the summer designed to leading them into sustainable EET outcomes in August/September. This is another area of work that may not be reflected via the reporting mechanism as they won’t become NEET but data can be collated against their potential and end destination.
The significant work that has taken place with care leavers and children in care is not only a response to the work delivered under Strand 3, but is also a result of the inclusive nature of the other areas of work undertaken by the project. Whilst Caroline Conway‘s role within Action For Children contributes greatly to this element, other workers and activities have also made a contribution to these figures.
All of the progressions made into EET have been made with young people who have been NEET for six months or more, highlighting that with the client group that the project is reaching, are those that require this length of support to address their issues before moving into an EET outcome. These individuals have also shown an extensive amount of distance travelled to reach this point and the capturing of these softer outcomes via recording methods is a key focus over the next quarter.