KS3 MOOT – Yrs 7,8 & 9

A one day a week programme for KS3 students who are at risk of disengaging from education. A combination of creative and outdoor activities motivate students, building up their confidence and readiness to learn. They have the opportunity to reflect on their behaviour in school and on any incidents that have occurred between their days on the programme as well as complete work on anger management strategies and ways to cope with their feelings and environment.

Feedback from this project is typified by comments such as:

Since attending this project, M is a different boy, he has improved so much at home and at school’.

‘Mum stated that although she personally had had her doubts (initially) that it would be successful, she could see the positive change in XXX and was overjoyed. XXX had said that she had enjoyed the whole experience and was a little sad that it had ended, but that she had memories she would keep forever’

‘School staff said that XXs behaviour had significantly improved since attending the project’

‘Mr and Mrs X were very happy with how the project has benefitted XX. The project gave some respite from difficulties at school and improved Xs motivation and engagement.’

Aims:

  • To encourage students to have aspirations and plan for KS4 options and beyond.
  • To enable students to experience success and to recognise their own and others’ achievements.
  • To motivate students to develop and sustain positive new interests.
  • And through the above to promote attendance and engagement in mainstream education.

Participants:

  • Year 8 and 9 students who are at risk of exclusion or disengaging from education.
  • There will be 6 places on the programme every Wednesday during the Summer Term.

Dates and times:

  • Referrals should be forwarded electronically to [email protected] using the attached referral form & outdoor education success criteria
  • Students will be invited to attend an initial meeting with their parent/carer and a school representative on Wednesday 1st May 2019
  • The programme will run every Wednesday from 9.30am – 2.30pm for 8 weeks from Wednesday 8th May to Wednesday 3rd July. End of programme reviews will be held on Wednesday 10th July. Again these will be for students, parents/carers and school representatives.
  • The venue will be Albany Park Canoe and Sailing Centre, Albany Mews, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5SL. This is easily accessible on the 65 bus route from both Kingston and Richmond.

Content:

The programme will include practical projects based around catering, PSHE, boxing and outdoor activities, as well as focussed work on target-setting and changing behaviour.

Staffing:

The programme will be planned and delivered by Malden Oaks staff, working collaboratively with Albany Park staff for the outdoor activity elements.

Cost:                                                                                            

The schools’ contribution to the programme cost will be £55 per day for students attending RBK schools and £110 per day for students attending schools outside RBK . This includes all materials and resources as well as lunch.

Post-Programme mentoring – NEW for 2019!

Following successful completion of the programme, MOOT staff will visit students in their secondary school to support them to embed the learning from the programme.

Referrals are made directly to Malden Oaks School – Please complete and return the attached referral form. 

Baseline form for Summer 2019