THE INSPIRATION PROGRAMME

The Inspiration Programme broadens the horizons, thinking and experience of young people

The Inspiration Programme was developed by a large group of people from business, the arts, charities, statutory bodies and educationalists who came together to address the problem of young people leaving education, at any level, often ill prepared for working life. Over many months the programme was tested, refined and finally launched.

This programme enhances existing provision and creates opportunities for young people, providing direct and meaningful experiences with unique and unprecedented access to important elements of our community: working life, arts and culture, police and criminal justice, community and environment as well as personal health and wellbeing.

The programme is a valuable addition to a young person’s life experience, CV, personal statement and understanding of the wide range of careers available to them. The course is offered through schools and colleges and enhances learning in core and foundation subjects within the curriculum.

It takes place throughout the academic year, each pillar running for a half term; 1 session each week for 6 weeks with regular opportunities for young people to reflect on what they have gained.

The programme delivers against the Gatsby Benchmarks and builds direct links with employers and employees, raising aspirations and supporting young people to be more aware of the possibilities around them.

It encourages young people to develop key employability skills: communication, team working and problem solving so challenges them to exchange information effectively; work collaboratively and find solutions to complex problems.

A crucial aspect of the programme is that it will engage students in meaningful and enriching experiences with an emphasis on getting them out of the classroom and into real- life situations.

Every young person not just the privileged, deserves enrichment opportunities outside the classroom. The Inspiration Programme is an exceptional body which gives young people the opportunity to learn more about themselves and society at large. It inspires their development as confident, interested young people ready to face the opportunities and challenges of adult life. I commend it most warmly

Sir Anthony Seldon, Author and Historian
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The Inspiration Programme

This programme fills gaps in existing provision by creating opportunities for young people, providing unique and unprecedented access to five important elements of our society:

  • Business
  • Police and Criminal Justice
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Arts & Culture
  • Community & Environment 

A crucial aspect of the programme is that it engages students in real experiences. Around half of the 30 sessions take place outside of the classroom with a range of experienced and valued partners.

Each 6-week pillar starts with an inspirational session. An external guest challenges any preconceptions and encourages students to embrace new ways of thinking. The final session of each pillar supports students to reflect on the enriching experiences of the previous weeks, and to consider the range of associated career opportunities.

The programme supports young people to have greater belief in their own abilities by becoming more skilled problem-solvers, better team-workers and stronger communicators. As a result young people will be more self-motivated and better prepared to transition from education into employment, benefitting both themselves and their potential employers.

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Meet The Inspiration Programme Team

emily davis programmes manager

Emily Davis

Programmes Director

tracy palmer inspiration programme manager

Tracy Palmer

The Inspiration Programme Manager

jane welch

Jane Welch

Business Development Manager

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