Steps to Success

The Steps to Success programme is a collaborative pilot project between The Huddersfield Town Foundation and local secondary schools, incorporating cross working across our Education and Inclusion Departments. The programme seeks to provide opportunities for learning and life skills that help disengaged young people to aspire to reach their potential, regardless of background or ability. Through this programme, we hope to have a positive influence on young people, their choices and future.

Our Steps to Success Mentor will be based in up to four schools per week for a two year period. Our work will consist of:

Delivery of PSHE lessons with a range of different topics including the below to name a few:

– Who am I?
– Goal setting and how to get to where I want to be
– Understanding Stereotyping
– Fake vs Real in the context of social media
– Impact and consequences to our actions
– Understanding positive and negative attitudes
– Understanding core values
– Understanding healthy and unhealthy relationships
– Role models and leadership
– Hate crime awareness
– Social Action, understanding what it is and how to get involved
– Self-Reflection
– Employability: CV writing, volunteering and interview practice

Delivery of collapsed curriculum days around building aspirations and realising potential. This might include guest speakers and partner organisations who will discuss different options open to young people post education.

Delivery of National Literacy Trusts Skills Academy which is aimed at increasing engagement and attainment in literacy for KS3

Providing one to one mentoring with students who have been identified as disengaged in their learning.

To organise extra-curricular sessions that may be offered to the school to host in their community time such as Premier League Kicks, Premier League Girls Football and youth voice sessions.

To organise twinning or community cohesion projects between secondary schools, to work together through youth led social action (Forming Friends).

Projects will be bespoke to each participating school and are therefore dependent on the needs and requirements of each school and its students.

This project is part funded through the Premier League and part funded through each school that participates in the pilot project. For more information, please contact us via the contact page.

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