This has been funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government. Secondary schools are eligible for support from the NCS Trust and some vulnerable pupils may be able to access the programme for free.
NCS supports the development of the 16-17 year olds who take part in NCS over the Summer in terms of confidence, teamwork, leadership and has been shown to positively influence university destinations amongst those from the lowest socio-economic backgrounds. NCS can also support the DfE’s FIve Foundations of Character. Furthermore, evidence of strong engagement with NCS can be used to show how schools are meeting the proposed ‘Personal Development’ judgement under the new Ofsted framework due to come into play in September 2019.
To see how your school could get involved contact Jan Budtz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Evolve Health Mentors
Evolve enables children and young people to achieve their potential by improving their physical, emotional and cognitive health and well being. It does this by recruiting, training and supporting its workforce of Health Mentors who are placed in schools to work with the most vulnerable children. Evolve has won multiple awards for its work and has developed a strong evidence base for its effectiveness.
We are in our second year of deploying Evolve’s Health Mentors in Doncaster primary schools after a successful pilot year. 8 schools are now involved in the project, an increase from 6 last year.
We have also deployed 2 health mentors into Doncaster College to support year 12 and 13 students across Doncaster with the emotional and mental health support to encourage them to remain in employment, education and training.
As well as showcasing an important intervention that addresses a number of strategic priority areas, this project will also be a source of best practice for Doncaster schools that have teaching support staff enrolled on the Health Mentor Training Programme as part of their workforce development strategy.
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