KRS Secondary

  • Alternative Provision,
  • Y10 / 11 Catchup
  • SEND / EHCP
  • Tutoring in school
  • Outreach Student Support

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KRS Primary

  • Alternative Provsion
  • Outreach Student Support
  • Mentor Programme
  • Staff CPD - PE Delivery

KRS Wellbeing

Mental Health Support, Vulnerable children, Teenagers & Adults, Therapies include, Art - Play - Lego and Sport Therapy. Weight Management Programme Pound for Pound. Private Access to a Mental Health Practicioner

KRS Sports

Boxing Classes, Children & Teenagers. Strength & Conditioning Weight Training Teenagers.

KRS Events

May Half Term Camp
Stride and Thrive SEND Activities
Art Therapy Sessions

KRS Workshops

CPD - Workshops Coming Soon
CPD - Online Courses coming Soon

In our previous blogs, we explored the importance of identifying and supporting at-risk KS4 students and the effectiveness of KS4 programmes in bridging knowledge gaps. Now, let’s delve into how collaborative approaches can inspire hope and prevent Year 11 students in Sheffield from becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training).

Understanding NEET

The term NEET refers to young people who are not engaged in education, employment, or training. This is a critical issue as being NEET can lead to long-term negative consequences, including reduced employment opportunities, lower income, and increased risk of mental health problems. However, with the right people working together, anything can be achieved. Preventing students from falling into this category requires a multifaceted approach, involving schools, families, community organisations, and local authorities working hand in hand.

The Role of Schools

Schools are the heart of efforts to prevent students from becoming NEET. They are the first to recognise the signs and provide the necessary support to keep students engaged in their education. By offering personalised learning plans, vocational training, and creating a supportive and inclusive environment, schools can be a beacon of hope for many students.

Family Engagement

Families play a crucial role in a student’s educational journey. When parents and carers are engaged, they can significantly influence their child’s success. Schools and educational programmes can organise workshops and meetings to keep families informed and involved. By providing resources and support, families can create a home environment that encourages learning and growth. Together, they can make a world of difference.

Community Organisations

Community organisations in Sheffield are essential partners in preventing NEET. These organisations offer a range of services, from tutoring and mentoring to extracurricular activities and mental health support. By collaborating with schools, they can provide additional resources and create a more holistic support system for students. When communities come together, they can build a strong foundation for the future.

Local Authorities and Policymakers

Local authorities and policymakers have a significant role in shaping the landscape of education and employment opportunities for young people. By developing and implementing policies that support at-risk students and promote vocational training and apprenticeships, they can create pathways that lead to meaningful employment. Collaboration between schools, local businesses, and government agencies can result in initiatives that provide real-world skills and job opportunities for students. With the right policies, we can open doors to new opportunities.

Vocational Training and Apprenticeships

One effective way to engage students who might be at risk of becoming NEET is through vocational training and apprenticeships. These programmes provide practical skills and hands-on experience, making education more relevant and engaging for students who may not thrive in a traditional academic setting. By working closely with local businesses, schools can offer apprenticeship opportunities that lead directly to employment. These programmes can transform lives and open new horizons.

Success Stories

Collaborative efforts have already shown positive outcomes in Sheffield. At KRS Education, we’ve seen students benefit immensely from the support of their families, community organisations, and local businesses. One student, who was at risk of becoming NEET, discovered a passion for mechanics through a vocational training programme. With the support of a local garage, he completed an apprenticeship and is now on his way to a successful career. These success stories remind us that with the right support, anything is possible.

Moving Forward: Are We Doing Enough?

While collaborative efforts are making a difference, we must continuously assess and enhance our strategies to ensure we are reaching all at-risk students. Are we effectively engaging all stakeholders? Are there gaps in our support systems? These are critical questions we must address to prevent students from becoming NEET. By working together, we can ensure every student gets the support they need.

Final Thoughts

Preventing Year 11 students in Sheffield from becoming NEET requires a community-wide effort filled with hope and determination. By fostering collaboration between schools, families, community organisations, and local authorities, we can create a supportive network that keeps students engaged and prepares them for a successful future. Everyone can be helped, and together, we can achieve anything.

Let’s continue to inspire hope and make a lasting impact on the lives of our young people. Share your thoughts, experiences, and ideas on how we can better support our youth and prevent them from becoming NEET. Together, we can make a real difference in our community and beyond.

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