The Personal Development Department aims to provide opportunities for young people to explore who they are, where they're at and where they want to be. All of our work is designed to encourage positive life change and raise the aspirations of young people to achieve, succeed and reach their potential.
The personal development department seeks to create personalised programmes and approaches that are tailored to meet the needs of the individual. We have worked with young people in a school environment, those that have been excluded or those who find themselves out of an education setting altogether. Many of these young people deal with a wide variety of challenges and needs from ADHD, ODD, anxiety, low confidence, OCD and autism being some.
The different approaches we use to engage young people in this process are as follows:
Through mentoring we come alongside students on their journeys to provide extra support, encourage reflection and give guidance. Helping young people reflect is a big part of the mentoring experience that helps challenge their own perspectives, see how they can be more equipped, and instil belief that can see them make positive change. This is often delivered through one-to-one sessions, but can be delivered to groups with themed sessions.
Is about using sport to help young people raise their aspirations and encourage to them reach their potential – on and off the field. Through sport young people are helped to realise the ingredients that help them on the field to grasp sporting success, are the same ones that help us succeed off the field, in the classroom and at home. In exploring these ingredients students reflect on who they are, where they're at, where they're are going and are presented with the challenge of incorporating these elements into their game and their life. This programme can be delivered as a 6 week programme for a small group or even delivered as part of a day experience for a whole year group.
ID (Intentional Development)
ID programme is a personalised, varied, interactive and comprehensive programme, which gives more space for young people to explore their barriers and challenges. Having this increased time and varied activity gives a better opportunity for young people to grasp their challenges and know how they can deal with them better. Themes and activities on the subjects of relationships, team building, confidence, potential, conflict and communication are presented to the students so they can explore their own personal development and learn to approach their choices and circumstances more positively. Skill based workshops provide the opportunity to explore their strengths and what it takes to improve any skill. This programme can be delivered over a morning a week over 6 weeks.
Is our post 16 programme. Similarly to ID, ID Plus is a personalised, varied and interactive programme that aims to takes students on a journey to look at themselves, look out at the world around them and realise they hold the power to make their future a success. Added to this experience students get to explore their strengths through strengths finder, look at subjects and themes related to their employability and get to grips with what their future could look like, preparing them to confidently take steps towards it. The programme is a 10 week course.
In all that we do we hope to give young people the best opportunity to face their personal and educational challenges head on, showing them how they can cope, achieve and overcome the challenges that they face inside and outside the classroom environment.
If you would like more information about the Personal Development Department then please contact us by either calling 0121 585 9419 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Personal Development Department aims to provide opportunities for young people to explore who they are, where they're at and where they want to be.