The project’s aim

The overall aim of the project is that Young women are better able to make positive life choices which then in turn enhances their own future personal and professional decisions.

We run a formal education provision for girls who have been excluded or who are at risk of exclusion from mainstream schools; those who are ‘non-attendees’, have medical conditions that make mainstream schooling impractical, or those for whom – for some other reason – there is no suitable school placement. Most will have significant emotional, social or education needs which are difficult to meet in a conventional setting.

The project’s activities

  • School curriculum activities that include external speakers and trips
  • Work experience placements and destination plans for year 10 and 11 students
  • One-to-One TA support, Mentoring and a School Nurse are available for additional support as and when needed

The project’s outcome

  • Improved school attendance and punctuality
  • Increased academic success
  • Reduced disruptive or violent behaviour
  • Increased awareness of skills and post-16 opportunities
  • Improved emotional well being

What evidence is there for this intervention?

A detailed literature review has informed the design of the project and an evaluation plan.

An evaluation plan is in place to measure the above outcomes through careful monitoring data, classroom records of behaviour and feedback from teachers and young women. The Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale is used to measured emotional wellbeing.