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The xl Programme xl Programme Outline Began in 1998  1300 clubs nationwide  Supporting approx 15,500 young people  Preventative in-school programme.

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2 The xl Programme

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4 xl Programme Outline Began in 1998  1300 clubs nationwide  Supporting approx 15,500 young people  Preventative in-school programme (delivered by school staff)  Targets young people aged at risk of underachievement and/or exclusion from school

5 xl Aims  Re-engage young people into education, increase retention and promote inclusion  Achieve accreditation which rewards students for effort/input rather than academic achievement.  Encourages individuals to take responsibility for their own learning and development within the framework of a flexible programme  Raise self-esteem, aspirations and improve achievement.

6 How Does xl work A 2 year (5 term) closed programme for students in Years 10 & 11  3 hours contact time per week   young people per club (1 club per year group)  Student led, but facilitated and supported by an xl club adviser  Develops competencies and skills through a challenging mix of  practical activities that can lead to accreditation

7  The xl Programme Modules  Personal, team & interpersonal skills  Citizenship & community awareness  Community Project  Entrepreneurship   Preparation for the world of work/training  Residential (optional)

8  What does the Trust provide  xl adviser training, link teacher training  Curriculum materials (manual and portfolios)  E-learning materials for advisers and students  Opportunities to share best practice at regional network meetings  National & regional support structure  A national evaluation framework for the xl programme to ensure quality and consistency  Annual Celebration Day  Annual practitioners Conference  Funding opportunities

9 Positive outcomes Improve retention in school Reduction in fixed term and permanent exclusions Reduce risk of entering the youth justice system Increase attainment levels Improve well being and resilience Improve attitude to school and learning Provide positive pathways to post 16 learners at risk of becoming NEET

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11 Hope & Aspiration Britain is the worst place to grow up 79% into education, employment or training Working in Partnership with ?  RBS six nations  Premiership football clubs  Academy of Culinary Arts  School Food Trust  Food Standards Agency  Mentors  Roast Restaurant  Royal Bank of Scotland  Cricket  Lawn Tennis Association

12 Hope & Aspiration Britain is the worst place to grow up 79% into education, employment or training Thank you


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