Services to schools and colleges

Find out what services we can offer your school or college

Click on the buttons below for details of the services we provide to schools and colleges.

Please get in touch to discuss how we can tailor a package to suit the needs of your school.

  • email: yc@hertfordshire.gov.uk
  • Call: 0300 123 7538

 

Rocket into the Future - KS2

Value of the programme
'Rocket into the Future' encourages KS2 students to think about their future. It is designed to support schools in ensuring their students are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. Exciting intergalactic-themed lessons are available on various topics linked to the PSHE education programme of study (PSHE Association January 2017). The programme addresses gender stereotyping in occupations and contains strong links to encouraging interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) throughout.

Programme summary

Health and wellbeing

  • Blast Off into the Future - Exploring future options
  • Mission Control - Understanding what skills and attributes are needed for jobs
  • Total Eclipse - Making effective transitions to secondary school
  • Reach for the Sky - Raising aspirations
  • Stargazing - Exploring inspirational role models and widening knowledge of related careers
  • Landing and Exploration - Linking subjects to future careers


Relationships

  • Rocket Girl - Challenging stereotypes
  • Satellite Transmission - Teamwork, communication and problem solving


Living in the wider world

  • Mission to the Moon - Enterprise activity
  • My Universe - World of work and local Labour Market Information (LMI)
  • Spacecraft Systems - Using IT to research careers
  • Shooting Stars - Exploring the real work force


This programme offers:

  • Informative, engaging, interactive workshops for groups of KS2 students
  • Delivery by qualified careers advisers with up to date knowledge of the local labour market
  • Support for students to establish links between curriculum subjects and the world of work
  • Help for students to investigate the range of opportunities available in their preferred subjects
  • Support from a wealth of employers


Who is benefitting?
Year groups 4 to 6

Coverage:
Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London

Who should purchase this service?

  • Head teachers
  • KS2 leaders


Impact

"Without exception, classes across all year groups have reported very positive feedback, from both pupils and teachers. Students thoroughly enjoyed the activities organised for them. An ideal experience for the children; thank you for the planning and preparation of this event.” Assistant Head Teacher, Royston, Feb 2016

"I have gained a better understanding of how school subjects relate to jobs in the world of work. I didn’t know that English and Maths were so very important”. Year 6 student, Potters Bar, Nov 2016

Establishing a stable careers programme

Careers curriculum support, employer-led curriculum learning and work-related learning

Gatsby Benchmark 1

"Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers, governors and employers."

Gatsby summary

  • Does your school have a structured careers programme?
  • Is it published for the school community to see?
  • Is the programme regularly evaluated with feedback?

We will work with you to:

  • Embed careers education and employer engagement in the curriculum
  • Map provision against best practice frameworks (including the Investor in Careers quality award)
  • Develop systems to monitor and evaluate the careers programme
  • Write a career strategy/policy
  • Create a development plan
  • Produce best practice for careers pages on school website or VLE
  • Understand statutory duties and frameworks


Who is benefitting?

Students in years 7–13 in schools and colleges

Coverage:
Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London

Who should purchase this service?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • Curriculum Planners
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators


Impact

"As a result of our discussion we will be taking forward all points raised to create a robust and cohesive careers education curriculum." Careers Coordinator 2017

Ensuring access to quality careers information

Careers talks, skills fairs and employability skills workshops

Gatsby Benchmark 2
"Every pupil and their parents/carers should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information."

Gatsby summary

  • By 14 have all pupils accessed and used information about career paths?
  • Have all pupils used labour market information to inform their own decisions on study options?


We will work with you to provide:

  • Group work including labour market changes and the world of work
  • Information via careers fairs
  • Information via parent and carers events/presentations
  • A review of careers information and resources in school with suggestions for new items
  • Training for staff on ideas for careers and work-related learning across the curriculum
  • Advice on software and resources to include on careers area of school website


Who is benefitting?

Students in Years 7–13 in schools and colleges.

Coverage:
Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London

Who should purchase these services?

  • Careers leaders/Coordinators
  • Subject leads
  • Resource Centre/Librarians


Impact

“Very informative session and I am now in the process of updating website details.” Careers Coordinator 2017

Tailoring support to the needs of each student

Careers talks, workplace visits and employer mentoring

Gatsby Benchmark 3
"Students have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A schools careers programme should embed equality and diversity throughout."

Gatsby summary

  • Does your careers programme challenge stereotypical thinking and raise aspirations?
  • Do you keep systematic records of all student advice and subsequent agreed decisions?


We will work with you to:

  • Develop schemes of work for KS3, 4 or 5
  • Gain methods to monitor and record students’ progress
  • Prepare for Ofsted inspections
  • Be up to date on software
  • Train staff on supporting students with post 16 and 18 choices
  • Receive one to one guidance with action plans including drop-in sessions to ensure access for all
  • Offer group work, including raising aspirations, valuing equality, diversity and inclusion, building resilience
  • Provide personal development and focused support


Who is benefitting?

Students in years 7–13 in schools and colleges

Coverage:
Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London

Who should purchase these services?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators
  • SENCOs
  • HOYs
  • HODs


Impact

“They are helpful and can put things into perspective.” Watford and Three Rivers 2017

 

 

 

Linking every subject to the world of work

Careers talks, employer-led curriculum learning and work-related learning

Gatsby Benchmark 4
"All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths."

Gatsby summary
By 14, has every student had the opportunity to learn how the different STEM subjects help people to gain entry to, and be more effective workers in, a wide range of careers?

YC Hertfordshire can support you with:

  • Cross curricular audits
  • Information and resources eg. subject posters
  • Embedding careers education and employer engagement in the curriculum
  • Training for staff on ideas for careers and work-related learning across the curriculum
  • Group work – knowing which subjects link to a wide range of future career paths


Who is benefitting?

Students in years 7–13 in schools and colleges

Coverage:
Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London

Who should purchase these services?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators
  • SENCOs
  • HOYs
  • HODs


Impact

"I have gained a better understanding of how school subjects relate to jobs in the world of work. I didn’t know that English and Maths were so very important." student, Potters Bar, Nov 2016

Encounters with employers and employees

Careers talks, skills fairs, networking with employers

Gatsby Benchmark 5
"Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes."

Gatsby summary
From the age of 11, have pupils participated in at least one meaningful encounter with an employer each and every year?

YC Hertfordshire can provide you with:

  • Industry talks and presentations
  • Visits to the workplace
  • Careers carousels, careers fairs
  • Interview preparation, including CV workshops and mock interviews
  • Enterprise group work
  • Mapping of provision against best practice frameworks (including auditing tools)
  • Systems developed to monitor and evaluate the careers programme


Who is benefitting?

Students in years 7–13 in schools and colleges

Coverage:
Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London

Who should purchase these services?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators
  • SENCOs
  • HOYs
  • HODs


Impact

“Students had an opportunity to speak to real people in real local jobs.” (Careers Carousel) Careers Co-ordinator East Herts & Broxbourne School 2016

 

Providing experiences of workplaces

Work place visits, work related learning and work experience

Gatsby Benchmark 6
Every pupil should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and to expand their networks.

Gatsby summary

  • By the age of 16, has every pupil had at least one experience of a workplace?
  • By the age of 18, has every pupil had one further such experience?


YC Hertfordshire can provide you with:

  • Work experience placements
  • Extended work experience placements
  • Bespoke placements
  • Health and Safety – IOSH trained – placement visits
  • Training for staff on Link2+ for work experience


Who is benefitting?

Students in years 7–13 in schools and colleges

Coverage:
Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London

Who should purchase these services?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators
  • Head of Sixth Form
  • HOYs
  • HODs


Impact

“I spent a week at a design and print solutions company… Everyone was very helpful and I learnt many new skills. All in all, working there gave me a great insight into working life and also gave me some invaluable skills in the design world. A great experience.” Year 10 student, East Herts, 2017

Encounters with further and higher education

Skills fairs, careers fairs, options and open evenings

Gatsby Benchmark 7
All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.

Gatsby summary

  • By the age of 16, has every pupil had a meaningful encounter with a post-16 education provider?
  • Did this include the opportunity to meet both staff and pupils?
  • By the age of 18, have all pupils considering applying for university had at least two visits to universities to meet staff and pupils?


YC Hertfordshire enables your students to participate in:

  • One-to-one guidance
  • Group work including post-16 options, post-18 options and higher education options
  • Careers fairs


Who is benefitting?

Students in years 7–13 in schools and colleges

Coverage:
Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London

Who should purchase these services?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators
  • Head of Sixth Form
  • Head of Pastoral Care


Impact

"I’ve learnt a lot about my future choices." Year 8 student, Watford, 2017

Delivering personal careers guidance

Gatsby Benchmark 8
Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser, trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all pupils and be timed to meet their individual needs.

Gatsby summary

  • Has every pupil had at least one interview by the age of 16?
  • Has every pupil had the opportunity for a further interview by the age of 18?


YC Hertfordshire will enable your students to participate in:

  • One to one guidance
  • Morrisby profiling assessments


We can also provide you with methods to monitor and record students’ progression.

Who is benefitting?
Students in years 7–13 in schools and colleges

Coverage:
Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London

Who should purchase these services?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • SENCO
  • Head of Sixth Form
  • Head of Pastoral Care


Impact

"I enjoyed learning about different careers opportunities so I can be prepared and plan for the future.” KS4 student, Dacorum, 2017

Employer mentoring

Value of the programme
Mentoring has proven to be a powerful personal development tool for young people. Employer mentoring is designed to support students to raise aspirations, improve educational attainment and gain a greater awareness of and motivation towards a career pathway. With the right mentor and a clear occupational focus, a student may improve their attendance, their behaviour, their attitude to learning and their focus on their studies.

Programme summary

  • Employer mentors meet with students on a regular basis for a period of six months
  • Mentoring is focused on assisting the student to achieve specified and agreed goals
  • All meetings will take place in school during school hours


YC Hertfordshire offers:

  • One-to-one mentoring from local employers
  • Local supervision/support provided for the mentor
  • Industry/subject specific mentoring where requested
  • 6–12 sessions over 3-6 months period
  • Sourcing and training mentors from a wide variety of industry backgrounds
  • Ensuring mentors are fully briefed on working in schools
  • Ensuring mentors are DBS checked before working with a mentee


Who is benefitting?

Any students identified in years 8–13

Coverage:
Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London

Impact

  • "I would recommend mentoring because I have gained a lot of confidence within myself and gained a better ability to talk to new people. My future is a lot clearer now." KS4 student, Dacorum 2017
  • "As a result of mentoring the student is more focused with a more mature and positive attitude, she has developed her self-confidence." Head of Year 10, Dacorum 2017
Navigate your Future

Navigate your Future

Value of the programme
Enable your Key Stage 3 students to successfully think about and prepare for their future options with a series of interactive workshops. Navigate your Future is a package designed to support schools to ensure students are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of future life.

Programme Summary

Reach for the Summit
Explore your own aspirations and set short-term and long-term goals

The Skills Map
Identify some of your own skills and qualities and how these relate to different jobs

Careers Expedition
Know about opportunities in your local area and how to research these

Project Basecamp
Understand the importance of teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills

Pathways Explorer
Explore future options including sixth form, college, apprenticeships and university


YC Hertfordshire offers

  • Informative, engaging, interactive workshops for groups of KS 3 students
  • Qualified careers advisers with up to date knowledge of the local labour market
  • Topics such as: building aspirations & resilience, skills & qualities, investigating careers & LMI, teamwork, communication & problem solving and identifying options, choices and opportunities.


Who is benefitting?

Year groups 7-9

Coverage:
Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London

Who should purchase this service?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • Curriculum planners
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators
  • KS3 Leaders


Impact

"I have learnt how to work well in a team, develop communication skills and how to work well under pressure." KS3 student, Stevenage, 2017

Investor in Careers

Investor in Careers

Value of the programme

Working towards this award supports schools by:

  • Raising the standard of the careers education, information, advice and guidance provision.
  • Raising the profile of careers related education in the wider curriculum.
  • Improving outcomes for young people and facilitating successful transition from learning to work.
  • Supporting preparation for Ofsted inspections.
  • Providing a framework for meeting statutory guidance requirements.


Programme Summary

YC Hertfordshire is the sub-licence holder for Investor in Careers (IiC) in Hertfordshire, supporting schools to achieve the national Quality in Careers Standard. There are three stages to the award. YC Hertfordshire assesses stage 1 and then stages 2 and 3 are assessed externally by Investor in Careers assessors. The final step is the production of a development plan. Completion of the award usually takes around 18 months. It is valid for three years and can then be reassessed for a further three years.

YC Hertfordshire offers:

  • Help with your action plan, audit analysis and completion of stage 1
  • Help with any potential areas of development following the audit
  • Mapping of careers provision against best practice frameworks
  • Information and resource support
  • Help with identifying evidence to meet the IiC assessment criteria
  • Help with referencing and organising the portfolio of evidence
  • Audit tools for evaluating and monitoring progress and achievement


Who is benefitting?

All year groups

Coverage:
Hertfordshire and surrounding areas

Who should purchase this service?

  • SLTs
  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • Curriculum planners
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators
  • Pastoral managers


Impact

"Thank you for all your support with stage 3 information. I now am very clear about the evidence that I need to gather and other useful tips that will strengthen our case to achieve the full award.” - Careers Coordinator who received YC Hertfordshire support in 2017

Morrisby Guidance Services

Morrisby Guidance Services

Value of the programme
The Morrisby Guidance Service (MGS) aids the process of making careers and educational choices by providing an objective statement of a person’s underlying abilities, personality and career preferences. This is based on a
comprehensive set of paper and pencil tests: the Morrisby Profile (MP) and a Morrisby Careers Questionnaire (MCQ). Every student also gets their own personal account on www.morrisby.com, which has access to an extensive range of careers resources.

Programme Summary
Every student receives a personalised report, including:

  • Comprehensive and personal feedback on the Morrisby Profile aptitude and personality measures
  • Detailed feedback on the Morrisby Careers Questionnaire
  • Individualised career suggestions based on abilities, personality, interests and likely qualifications
  • The 'Looking forward guide' providing help with Sixth Form subjects and HE courses
  • Additional information on useful qualifications, entry requirements and further resources


Why choose YC Hertfordshire?

  • Our workforce is experienced in delivering individualised, impartial careers information, advice and guidance to young people and their parents/carers.
  • We are knowledgeable about local, regional and national opportunities.
  • We are experts in tailoring careers information, advice and guidance to individual needs.
  • We are skilled in working with employers and matching opportunities to each individual.

 

Who is benefitting?
Years 10-13

Coverage:
Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London

Who should purchase this service?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • Curriculum planners
  • Heads of Sixth Form
  • Pastoral managers


Impact

"The interview was very helpful for suggesting other careers and helped me with a lot of decisions I want to make." Yr 12 student, Stevenage

Finding a Job

Finding a Job

Value of the programme
Finding a Job is a 'pick 'n' mix' package designed to support schools to enable their post-16 students to identify, research, apply for and secure work.
Programme Summary
The programme is based on the latest research and our up to date knowledge of the local job market through our extensive work with employers and access to live vacancies. Sessions include:

You’ve got what they’re looking for
Identifying your skills linked to the world of work

Fit for the future
Building your confidence and self-awareness

Getting ahead of the pack
Creating your online profile and using social media effectively

What is out there?
Options including apprenticeships, employment and gap years

Presenting the evidence
Interpreting opportunities, creating tailored personal statements, CVs and written introductions, and developing strategies for successful interviews

Why choose YC Hertfordshire?

  • Students will learn about recruitment, personal branding (including online profile), job opportunities, employer expectations and requirements of employers.
  • Students will get the opportunity to develop skills recognised by employers and the tools to get ahead in their preferred occupational areas.
  • Our advisers will instil confidence to choose the right progression route or entry into the job market, including apprenticeship applications.
  • Our advisers can work with students throughout the application process, from identifying jobs to being interviewed for them, potentially securing their first job.


Who is benefitting?

Key Stage 4 and 5 students

Coverage:
Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London

Who should purchase these this service?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • Heads of Sixth Form
  • SENCOs
  • Pastoral managers


Impact

"Young people are optimistic but often not prepared for the realities of the UK jobs market. Salary expectations are high, career aspirations often don’t match demand in the workplace and young people aren’t generally aware of what employers are looking for. They have great expectations now but their dreams are likely to be dashed if they carry on along their current trajectory.” Kirstie Donnelly MBE MD City & Guilds

Healthy Relationships

Raising awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

The programme is delivered over 7 two-hour sessions which encourage discussion and debate. The programme can be tailored for both male and female groups, and groups can be single sex or mixed.

YC Hertfordshire will work with you to:

  • Raise young people’s awareness of CSE
  • Encourage young people to understand different relationships: healthy and unhealthy
  • Equip young people with the knowledge to be able to make informed and safe choices
  • Develop young people’s resilience and self-esteem
  • Enable young people to develop support networks with peers, YC Hertfordshire practitioners and local services


Who is benefitting?

The Healthy Relationships programme is suitable for all young people over the age of 13. It can be delivered to those potentially at risk of sexual abuse and exploitation, with low self-esteem or to vulnerable young people.

Coverage:
Hertfordshire

Who should purchase this service?
Head of Pastoral Care

Impact

  • "This is the best and most effective training for young people. It was hard hitting but it served as a wakeup call on how severe an issue CSE is.”
  • "Youth workers' experience made the examples very real and it enabled better reflection amongst the young people."
Young Health Champions - Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) Level 2 Award

Value of the programme
YC Hertfordshire is accredited to deliver the RSPH Level 2 Award for Young Health Champions. This is a peer support programme that trains a cohort of young people in a range of health topics so that they can cascade critical messages to their peers and signpost accordingly.

Programme Summary
Through the programme the group will:

  • gain an understanding of aspects of personal and community health and what is meant by a healthier lifestyle
  • research a health improvement facility
  • deliver a health improvement message to a group of peers.

The programme comprises of 36 guided learning hours.

YC Hertfordshire will work with you to:

  • Train a cohort of young people in a range of health topics
  • Identify particular areas of need in your school


Who is benefitting?

Students in Years 7-13 in schools and colleges

Coverage:
Hertfordshire

Who should purchase these services?

  • Head of Pastoral Care
  • Heads of Year

 

Further details of the Young Health Champions programme

Smoking and alcohol awareness and substance misuse

Supporting physical health and wellbeing

Value of the programme
YC Hertfordshire can support schools to deliver tailored programmes which help students to develop a greater understanding of smoking, alcohol and substance misuse. The programmes are designed to support students’ personal development, behaviour and welfare. They:

  • Encourage young people to understand the personal and social consequences and health risks related to smoking, alcohol and drug misuse
  • Improve students’ understanding of the link between physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Help students to understand the risks associated smoking, alcohol and substance misuse and develop strategies to minimise those risks.


YC Hertfordshire will work with you to:

  • Deliver groupwork sessions tailored to the needs of your students
  • Help your students to develop resilience and strategies for maintaining emotional and physical health


Who is benefitting?

Students in Years 7-13 in schools and colleges

Who should purchase these services?
Head of Pastoral Care

Coverage:
Hertfordshire

Services for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LDD)

Tailored packages, careers guidance, bespoke work experience, supported employment

Who are the YC Hertfordshire LDD Team?

  • A dedicated team of LDD personal advisers who are qualified to, or working towards, Level 6 in Careers
    Guidance and Development
  • An LDD Employment and Skills Coordinator
  • A team of fully qualified Supported Employment Advisers


All staff have specialist skills, knowledge and experience to support young people with LDD and their families.

YC Hertfordshire will work with you to:

  • Achieve Gatsby Benchmark compliance
  • Provide evidence for Ofsted inspections, including meeting with inspectors as required
  • Provide specialist careers information, advice and guidance
  • Support students with LDD into positive destinations
  • Provide bespoke work experience and supported work experience
  • Offer differentiated group work according to student need
  • Provide tailored packages to suit student


Who is benefitting?

Students in years 7–14+ in schools and colleges

Coverage:
Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex, North London and further afield

Who should purchase this service?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators
  • SENCOs
  • HOYs
  • HODs


Impact

  • "Learners benefit hugely from advice and guidance throughout their course, which supports them very effectively into Supported Employment or further study.” North Hertfordshire College Ofsted Report, November 2017
  • "Careers guidance is excellent." Woodfield School Ofsted Report, November 2017

 

Hudnall Park

Hudnall Park

"Ofsted views learning outside the classroom as an essential element of a broad and balanced curriculum." Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

Hudnall Park is ideal for residential stays and day visits, providing students with opportunities to engage with the curriculum through practical hands-on learning and discovery. There are more than 30 different activities on offer, ranging from mountain biking, low ropes, bush craft, zip wire, obstacle course and team building to activities focusing on science, environmental studies, numeracy and art.

Hudnall Park aims to:

  • Provide new and exciting experiences that inspire children and young people to reach their true potential, thereby tackling social mobility.
  • Increase self-esteem and confidence and improve personal, social and emotional development.
  • Re-motivate those who do not thrive in the traditional classroom environment.


Set in 85 acres of Hertfordshire countryside, the centre can accommodate up to 39 overnight guests and deliver bespoke packages of activities to suit your needs.

Who is benefitting?
Primary, secondary and further education students

Coverage:
Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London

Who should purchase this service?

  • Head teachers
  • HOYs
  • Class teachers and subject leaders.


Impact

  • "Amazing place – activities were delivered with a real understanding of different learning styles and strengths. The instructor had really thought about the children’s needs and adapted the programme throughout the day to further develop their skills.”
  • "Students became visibly more confident in their independence over the duration of our stay."


Full details of what Hudnall Park offers schools.

Personal safety and responsibilities

Value of the programme:
To enable students to evaluate risk and to build resilience and skills in order to combat peer pressure and to make informed decisions.

Programme Summary
This programme can be adapted to address the specific issues facing your students. The programme helps students to:

  • Identify areas of risk in social situations
  • Identify risks associated with alcohol and drugs
  • Recognise the risks involved when using the internet and social media
  • Gain techniques for coping with peer pressure
  • Understand what help and support is available and how to access it


YC Hertfordshire will work with you to:

  • Create a programme which fits in with your school timetable and reflect your students’ learning styles.
  • Signpost those at risk to ongoing help and support.


Who is benefitting?

Students in years 7–13

Coverage:
Hertfordshire

Who should purchase this service?

  • Pastoral Care Leads
  • HOYs
Resilience and positive emotional wellbeing

Value of the programme:
This programme empowers students to look at the importance of emotional wellbeing and have a healthy attitude to life to have the confidence to do what they want to do. It looks at how emotional wellbeing can impact on physical, social and mental health to help individuals to promote a positive attitude to change so that they can make the most of the opportunities presented to them.

Programme summary
Programmes are tailored to suit the needs of the school and the young people in the group. They cover the following topics:

  • The importance of emotional wellbeing and how it contributes to people’s health
  • How to develop resilience and how it can be used to manage difficulties
  • The factors that can have a positive and negative effect on emotional wellbeing
  • How to manage own emotional wellbeing


YC Hertfordshire will work with you to:

  • Identify specific areas of concern within your school
  • Develop a package which is both informative and exciting for young people


Who is benefitting?

Students in years 7–13

Coverage:
Hertfordshire

Who should purchase this service?

  • Pastoral Care Leads
  • HOYs

 

Digital citizenship including cyber bullying

Value of the programme:
This programme aims to help young people identify the risks and issues associated with using the internet and social media in all its forms. The programme encourages young people to look at the positives and negatives of the internet and think about the impact and implications that their online behaviour can have on themselves and others.

Programme summary
This programme will develop young people’s digital capabilities and show them how to get the best out of the internet. They will:

  • Identify the risks associated with sharing personal information and how to protect themselves
  • Think about how to use the internet in a socially-responsible manner, with open-mindedness and respect
  • Appreciate the issue of cyberbullying, and their responsibilities in combating online abuse and creating a positive online experience.


YC Hertfordshire will work with you to:

  • To create a programme of the right length and content to address the specific needs for your students.
  • To identify young people who may be at greater risk.


Who is benefitting?

Students in years 7–13

Coverage:
Hertfordshire

Who should purchase this service?

  • Pastoral Care Leaders
  • HOYs
Sexual health and relationships

Sexual health and relationships programme includes:

  • what is meant by sexual relationships and different types of relationships
  • what is a 'high risk' sexual activity
  • social and individual risk factors
  • the right to say no and what this means
  • sexually transmitted infections and how to keep healthy and safe