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Berkshire Youth LEAP Project

Berkshire Youth in partnership with Connexions Thames Valley are offering a new programme for 14 to 16 year olds who are at risk of becoming NEET or excluded from mainstream education and need support in addressing the barriers that inhibit their engagement.

LEAP is a 12 week roll-on-roll off programme for young people living in Reading, Bracknell and Slough. LEAP uses Individual Learning Plans in order to tailor the programme to the young person’s specific needs.

Referrals are invited from Connexions Advisors, Schools, Pupil Referral Units, Youth Offending Services, Youth Workers and other front line staff.

Referrals will be by form, available on request from Jason Moor (jason.moor@berkshireyouth.co.uk / 07500 829 721) who will then contact you to discuss the reasons for referral in more detail. After this discussion the young person will be contacted and invited for an initial assessment to ensure the course can appropriately address the young person’s individual needs.


PROGRAMME CONTENT

Rickter Scale assessments
A specialist licensed assessment tool is using motivational interviewing to inform individual learning plans and measure progression

Individual learning plans
This will be used to tailor the course to the needs of the individual and set out key aims to be achieved by the young person

Think harder not smarter
Training for learners to reflect and work on their emotional literacy

Out of school activities
Provide young people with access and support to positive activities to improve their personal development, life skills, confidence, self esteem through new opportunities and prospects

Mentoring support
Will help the young person to successfully complete the programme and continue to engage positively in their education and post 16 options

Activities
This could include pursuits such as high-ropes or crate-building that improve learners team working and communication and skills

Specialist work
Specific needs identified on the Individual Learning Plans such as substance misuse or careers advice and guidance will be addressed using partner agencies.

Contact Jason Moor: 07500 829 721 or jason.moor@berkshireyouth.co.uk


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