Please take a little time to read through some brief case studies which will help you better understand some of the scenarios that BOOST can deliver – for very good reasons (GDPR and client confidentiality), we do not identify specific schools / colleges and individuals:
- A state secondary school in Hertfordshire asked BOOST to deliver training to 90 students in Year 11 on a cross-section of soft skills with particular appreciation for understanding personal impact in the workplace. The training was delivered prior to the students spending time on work-placements as part of their curriculum cycle. The objective was to heighten their awareness of what potential employers are looking for, to consider their own personality and demeanour and to think about how they were going to make the most of their work experience, building upon their own positive personal impact. BOOST delivered a carousel of 3 trainers who each focused on different skills throughout the day and the students each received their workbook in which they wrote an action plan as well as their “BOOST my Skills – Record of Achievement and Learning Log”.
- An independent junior school in Buckinghamshire briefed BOOST to spend time training their Year 8’s who were just about to leave the school for secondary school intake in Year 9 and wanted to ensure they would feel positive, adaptable, motivated and resilient as moving from junior school with 20 boys in the year group to senior school with 120 boys in the year group was going to be a massive step-change. We created a structured but fun learning experience for the boys from which they left feeling just a little more excited and less anxious about what lay ahead for them.
- A state secondary school in Buckinghamshire contacted BOOST to train 25 students from Year 11 to help them prepare for an incredibly tough year ahead of them with GCSE mocks and final exams. BOOST put a program together for the day with several activities covering self-motivation, organisational, prioritisation, positivity and resilience skills. All the students wrote an action plan for future reference and building upon further. BOOST have since been re-booked for another delivery.
- A sixth form college in Bedfordshire asked BOOST to present at an assembly on top tips for students to consider when preparing themselves for an interview. The presentation was short but sweet, just enough to give the students something to think about from a different speaker to their normal lecturing staff, and of course we made it innovative and humorous to make sure it appealed to them. The skills we focused on were preparation, self-presentation, time keeping and communication.
- An independent girls school in Oxfordshire has booked BOOST to deliver 2 separate dates to ensure the integration of a whole new intake of Year 9’s allows them to mix socially as well as in the class-room; skills such as collaboration, teamwork, empathy, positivity and resilience will all be on the agenda via a carousel approach where we will work with 4 trainers on site to deliver their training programme. The girls will also have a “BOOST my Skills – Record of Achievement and Learning Log” to complete ongoing as this will be available on the schools’ sharepoint site for them to access and build upon at any point.
- An academy in Hertfordshire hired BOOST to stand in at the last minute and be part of a carousel of training along with other training providers. BOOST were 1 station out of 5 that the students visited as part of a broader programme in understanding the various skills required in the workplace.