Engage, Influence and Inspire
The Engage, Influence and Inspire schools programme has been developed following extensive work with hundreds of young people in pupil referral units, secondary schools, youth offending services and young offender institutions.
The programme aims to work alongside pastoral care teams in order to raise the aspirations of young people and challenge the thought processes, beliefs and attitudes in order to promote attitudinal and behavioural changes, which are sustainable therefore reducing the potential for exclusion, anti-social behaviour and offending. The programme has already been successfully delivered within schools across London and Kent. Young people and staff state that the provision is an essential element of the holistic interventions supporting those most at risk. The programme has significantly reduced permanent school exclusions for those most at risk.
There are six key themes explored during the programme with young people, which are:
Crime and Consequences
Bombs and Shields
The Influence of Media and Music
Gangs and Serious Violence
Skills for Success