Inspired to Achieve always go the extra mile to deliver excellent support that is truly accessible to our Service Users. Working in schools and the community we operate in the spirit of collaboration (and not competition) for the benefit of those with which we work.
I2A were initially formed to fill gaps in support left by the funding reductions in Public Sector but our remit has developed following requests from our commissioners. Whatever it is we do, our core aims are to ensure that people do not slip through gaps in support services and are able to access high quality impartial advice and guidance.
Who are I2A currently working in partnership with?
We pride ourselves in working in partnership with our commissioners.
- NEW – New partnership with Yeovil College, The Foyer, SSVCA and Yarlington to reach 19-23 year old jobseekers
- Yarlington Housing Group – The Y.E.S. Project is now significantly bigger and better!
- Penn Mill Primary - 1 days per week PFSA support
- St. Michael’s Academy (formally Grass Royal Primary) – 1 day per week PFSA support
- Martock Parish Council – LEAD2 is now live and recruiting
- Birchfield Primary School
- Oaklands Community Primary School – 2.5 days per week PFSA support
- Somerset County Council – providing Youth Workers
- Somerset Skills and Learning – 16-18 NEET programme being run
- Westfield Academy
- Buckler’s Mead Academy – now with staff mentoring and training - more exciting news due soon
- Stanchester Academy
- Fairmead Special School – new cohort taken on!
- Providing professional support for the Community Youth Project (Martock, Somerton, Tintinhull, Kingsbury Episcopi and The Charltons)
- Providing supporting staff to the Community Youth Project
- Microsoft Apprenticeship Programme
- Microsoft IT Academy Programme – front line support provided
- ITSkillsman – Microsoft Academic Support Partner (MASP)
What are we doing?
Using a mix of 1:1 or group delivery, bespoke or a series of interventions, here is a brief summary of what we are delivering each day;
- Careers Education and Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
- Contract management and direct delivery
- One to one young people mentoring and support
- Group workshops
- Work with families including home visits
- Motivational mentoring and interviewing for Yr11 Students who are C/D borderline
- Transition work 6->7, 9->10, 11+ and Post 16
- Young People consultation – behaviour and understanding youth provision wants and needs
- Breakfast and lunch clubs for vulnerable pupils
- Managing and delivering youth work – leading a London residential for Youth Parish Council
- Microsoft Apprenticeship Programme – recruitment and partner management
- Microsoft IT Academy Programme – recruitment and partner management
- ITSkillsman – Partner management and office infrastructure
- Delivering school assemblies
- Positive activities planning and co-ordination including enrichment week to Wales
- Organising Play Days
- Identification of training needs, writing and delivering of training to colleagues
- Co-ordinate Student Action Team
- Raising the aspirations and achievements of Yr9 pupils
What we do?
I2A are specialists in organising and leading day trips and residential opportunities – educational residential to London, paintballing, Crealy, ice skating and shopping at Christmas to Cribbs Causeway
Youth work programmes. We have taken away a group of adventurous pupils for a “Reach your limits” residential; we went coasteering, gorge walking, fun mud assault course and much more!
I2A support young people of all abilities and social circumstance. Whilst we obviously support vulnerable young people, we also work with young people who it is thought will benefit from a little extra input. For example we are motivationally mentoring a group of Yr11 students to raise their attainment from GCSE grade D to C’s!
We also support young people through key transition stages, using positive activities to engage them in the mentoring support and enable them to make informed choices.
We are currently planning summer schools where we will be working with Yr6 pupils to prepare them ready to join Yr7.