- Leicester City in the Community’s one-to-one intervention helps Year 10 student with attendance and subject participation
- Georgie Williamson secured a 100 per cent attendance record during a school term
- Inspires is the newest Premier League programme, with a focus on secondary school intervention
- Charnwood-based Wreake Valley Academy, is one of five partners with LCitC on the programme
PL Inspires is a secondary school intervention programme, funded by the Premier League, that aims to get identified schoolchildren reengaged with their schooling.
Each school will identify pupils that have multiple reasons for being disengaged, whether it is behavioural, attendance or anxiety related.
Georgie Williamson, now a Year 11 student at Wreake Valley Academy, is one of the participants to see a positive change in her daily life at school.
Georgie talks us through what changes she has made through the PL Inspires programme: “Me and Zoe [Buller] (Leicester City in the Community Inspire Coach) looked at my attitude to teachers and lessons – we have been keeping my attendance up, doing the stress bucket and personality tests.
"I now feel confident speaking to teachers about stuff and got a 100 per cent attendance award.”
Buller started her role on the programme, based at Wreake Valley, in January and is one of four members of staff based at five of the region’s secondary schools, partnered on the Inspires programme.
She said: “We worked on how Georgie could deal with issues she was having in lessons. Rather than being kicked out, she was able to stay within lesson and focus on the work that was set.
“Year 10 is a valuable year as students are doing their GCSEs – especially Year 10’s that I have worked with will then be able to develop.”
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