with impactful results
Our flagship programme suits any school and any year group, and will address many personal and social barriers to learning and in doing so will help raise aspirations. Key focus areas include personal and social development. This highly acclaimed and innovative experience will undoubtedly take both your students and staff by surprise and will cause a hugely positive impact with the year group involved.
Our first course, Who Am I?
helps young people overcome the barriers they face to unlock their full potential.
CRG, a course involving both students and staff
looks at how Communication affects the Growth of our Relationships.
An exciting employability course where students find out what they love
Focuses on how to make a living and a life from it! We call this their Sweet Spot.
These days are highly popular with more discerning 6th formers and help both old and new students form strong bonds, as well as closing the gap between Year 12 and Year 13. The day will challenge the students to consider how they can improve their studies, as well as signposting new ideas for enhancing their personal statements, UCAS applications and interview techniques.
Engage through high quality intervention.
Recruit and train volunteers
to become 'Heroes'
Heroes advocate pro-social behaviour
"It means a lot to me because I believe in myself more than I used to."
Many Year 11 students when the finish line is in sight, just need a new, fresh impetus of encouragement and sometimes when strangers are giving that support it seems to have a bigger impact. The feedback we have had about these courses over the years seems to indicate that the Big Push really motivates Year 11 students to want to do better with their exams.
Improves self belief among students
Makes them look within themselves and trigger the right emotions to complete their exams.
Establishing challenging but realistic goals is essential
Measures personal abilities and creates realistic goals according to them.
Realising that having the right attitude can make a difference
During the course will learn techniques to break negative cycles and stay positive.
After I spoke people came up to me and said "I'm so proud of you today" and that means a lot to me
Using our flagship programme Who am I? with an older year group to provide a kickstart stimulus. At the end of a very powerful experience our teams will ask for volunteers to become Heroes. Day 2 will be spent with these new volunteers training them in how to be effective Hero Mentors for students in younger year groups. The Hero Mentors then help our teams facilitate the Who Are You experience to a younger year group as a kickstart to mentoring them. For the Key skills developed by the Heroes click here.
A powerful experience to understand oneself
Our summer transition camps are unique in two very powerful ways. Firstly they are run by young people for young people. All the out of school workshops are created and run by our team of wonderfully talented Heroes who dedicate part of their own summer holidays to ensure the new Year 7 students feel settled and happy in their new school. The second reason that they are unique is because the main focus is on Ethics. We want the new Year 7 to understand how to bring about HARmony in their new school by using the acronym HAR. In a fun and interactive way our teams teach the students about the importance of Honesty, Awareness and Responsibility and these values are used in every workshop to help the young people establish a new code of behaviour in secondary school.
Our HARmony Camps were established since 2005 and we have now run 93 camps since the first one in Nottingham. In 2015 alone 97 workshops were run by 637 heroes and over 750 Year 6/7 students benefitted at 12 secondary schools.
Continual engagement with Primary schools through high impact days
training sessions are run by positive role models and summer transition camps.
Three year+ partnership with Heroes Apprentice scheme
offers Heroes the chance to run the Heroes Journey programme at their school.
We have many schools where our teams go back year after year and are welcomed back with open arms by the school community. In some cases we run top up workshop courses for new students and in other cases we run new courses for year groups as they progress up the school. Some schools like to see us once a year, some once per term and others once every half term. It all depends on what you want for your students.
Powerful experiences to build positive environments to work and study
Looking after schools and the improvements they have made with our workshops
"They will help our children and the school become outstanding."
Take a look at all the partners we’ve worked with for school workshops since 2004, from our School partners to our Social Enterprise and Business Community partners.