PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
It [the programme] enables participants to reflect on difficulties [within school and in their personal lives] and; by applying a solution-focused approach to build strategies for a positive relationship with learning and an improved ability to tackle personal challenges.
Future U was originally designed for young adults at Key Stage 3 (13-14 years). This is because more evidence exists demonstrating that intervention at this stage [in young people’s lives] significantly improves engagement with education, and has now been adapted to suit all ages, including primary and secondary.
‘As an Evidence Based programme Future U has been designed to incorporate and apply the theoretical principles of:
Furthermore evidence shows that building young people’s resilience to risk [taking behaviours] significantly improves their future life chances in terms of physical and mental well being together with meaningful employment in later life thus improving social mobility.
Achievements: “I have been brave. I got 60 in all science tests.”
Improvements: “I have improved my behaviour and learning.”
Future focus: “Focus on my work and not get in trouble
Achievements: We worked well and shared ideas in Grangewaters (outdoor centre) and we broke a record.”
Improvements: “I could improve on getting involved like taking part in a four man job.”
Future focus: “Find a strength I could use to help the team.”
Achievements: “I have achieved with my confidence.”
Improvements: “I need to improve on my classwork.”
Future focus: “Revise and listen to the teachers more.”