Raising Aspirations Programme
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Your Challenges

  • Students with no aspirations for higher education or apprentice placements once they’ve left school
  • Pupils presenting very low confidence, self-esteem and very closed mindset
  • Pupils that are going to achieve adequate Year 11 results but have no interest to then go on to the next step in their education
  • Low engagement as a learner in school as a result of that lack of aspiration
  • Low level poor behaviour
  • Poor attendance as a result of their lack of motivation
  • Poor engagement with wider aspects of the school, clubs, additional learning groups, etc.

Benefits We Bring

  • Pupils inspired, re-engaged, motivated to learn, willing to talk about their futures
  • Pupils feeling more positive about the future, knowing possible pathways linked to their interests
  • Wanting to take part in the wider life of the school
  • Realising they can do things as a result of a boost of confidence instilled in them
  • Pupils being able to articulate the understanding the barriers they face, how risk-taking behaviours they, or their peers, engage in, could impact on their aspirations and how they can be influenced in and out of school
  • Pupils understanding starting pay grades, what travel plans are available to them and where they are likely to study, once they leave school
  • Pupils wanting to then do well in specific lessons as a result of it linking to their aspirational next step
  • Pupils starting to talk to their peers, parents and teachers more about their future career pathways

Training – What You Get

Andy Lewis Degree

This, 10 session bespoke training programme, consists of the following essential elements:

  • 1 pre-programme session facilitated by the school
  • 1 post-programme assessment session and 9 subsequent mentoring/coaching sessions delivered by your designated leaders
  • An accompanying student workbook


The students will be deemed as being successful in their programme if they:

  • Attend every session
  • Contribute to the sessions with a positive mindset
  • Complete their journal – which will be submitted at the end of the programme as evidence of learning and engagement
  • Deliver an end presentation at an institute of higher education
  • Answer questions from the panel with increased knowledge and a clear understanding of how they want higher education to be part of their next steps towards their future aspirations.
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Our Raising Aspirations Programme will set your school up to present statistical and anecdotal evidence against the updated Ofsted Common Inspection Framework 2019.

The programme:

  • Supports your school to achieve ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted judgements.
  • Helps to prepare pupils for future success in education, employment or training.
  • Uses the Gatsby Benchmarks to offer a unique and inspirational experience that engages some of the least motivated students to improve careers aspirations.
  • Works alongside work experience provision set up by the school.

Case Study

The Dean Academy

The Dean Academy

Intervention used as evidence towards their Healthy Schools Status in Gloucestershire – 2019

To create a more positive outlook for the future of a group of targeted students in Year 10 – linked to career aspirations

This case study is currently being updated. Check back soon.

Working with the GROWS network


Bespoke Mentoring Brochure

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Our brochure contains detailed information about all of our services.