SCHOOL SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Our programmes focus on working with schools and supporting young people to progress in all aspects of life, from wellbeing and relationships to confidence and academic achievement

12,840

young people have received support

10,823

628

£20m

qualifications achieved

employment-related outcomes

outcomes achieved

KEY BENEFITS OF THIS APPROACH

The switch to outcomes-based contracting has enabled a much more collaborative, flexible approach to problem-solving. This has facilitated a number of significant delivery innovations, including:​

  • Co-designed Individual Support Plans, whereby participants and their families help to choose their own goals 

  • A strengths-based approach, so children's Plans are based around what they enjoy, not just what their presenting 'needs' are 

  • Investing in additional support to maximise impact, such as clinical psychologists to rapidly diagnose children’s well-being needs

  • A new kind of funding model, whereby outcomes payments are funded not just by central Government but also Local Authorities, Schools, and local philanthropists.

 

Please contact Lucia for further detail about our Schools projects.

IN FOCUS: SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE IN WEST LONDON

West London Zone (WLZ) is a charity created to support children most at risk of poor life chances and help to improve them. The programme enables local community resources to work with these children in schools across Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Brent and the City of Westminster. 

WLZ believes every young person can grow up to achieve their goals, and make their community an even better place for their friends, families, and neighbours. It aims for the children to progress in all aspects of life, from wellbeing and confidence to relationships and academic achievement.

The programme is a two-year, personalised and intensive package of support tailored to each child's unique strengths, needs and aspirations. Each child has a 'link worker' who guides them through the programme.

“A big barrier for us is the issues that the children bring to school that stop them making the progress they should make, or engage with or trust the school. WLZ has worked at a level it’s impossible for teachers to work at.”
Oli Knight, Phoenix Academy Head

1,241

young people started the programme

1,280

outcomes have already been achieved

77%

of participants eligible for Year 2 engagement outcome

£4.3m

outcomes achieved