Services for Young People Services for Young People Hertfordshire

Services for schools and colleges

Services for Young People, part of Hertfordshire County Council, provides impartial information, advice and guidance and personal and social development opportunities for young people. We will help you meet your statutory responsibilities for securing independent, impartial guidance for your students.

Click on the buttons below for details of the services we provide to schools and colleges.

Please get in touch to discuss how we can tailor a package to suit the needs of your school.

Rocket into the Future

Value of the programme
The Services for Young People Rocket into the Future programme encourages KS2 students to think about their future. It is designed to support schools in ensuring their students are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

Rocket into the Future includes a choice of many exciting intergalactic-themed lessons on various topics linked to the PSHE education programme of study (PSHE Association, January 2020). The programme addresses gender stereotyping in occupations and contains strong links to encouraging interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) throughout.

Rocket into the Future

Programme summary

Health and wellbeing

  • 'Blast Off into the Future' - Exploring future options
  • 'Mission Control' - Understanding what skills and attributes are needed for jobs
  • 'Total Eclipse' - Making effective transitions to secondary school
  • 'Reach for the Sky' - Raising aspirations
  • 'Stargazing' - Exploring inspirational role models and widening knowledge of related careers
  • 'Landing and Exploration' - Linking subjects to future careers


Relationships

  • 'Rocket Girl' - Challenging stereotypes
  • 'Satellite Transmission' - Teamwork, communication and problem solving


Living in the wider world

  • 'Mission to the Moon' - Enterprise activity
  • 'My Universe' - World of work and local Labour Market Information (LMI)
  • 'Spacecraft Systems' - Using IT to research careers
  • 'Shooting Stars' - Exploring the real work force


This programme offers virtual and face-to-face:

  • Informative, engaging and interactive workshops for groups of KS2 students
  • Delivery by qualified careers advisers with up-to-date knowledge of the local labour market
  • Support for students to establish links between curriculum subjects and the world of work
  • Help for students to investigate the range of opportunities available in their preferred subjects
  • Support from a wealth of employers


Who benefits?

  • Year groups 4 to 6


Coverage:

  • Face-to-face delivery: Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London
  • Virtual delivery – any location


Who should purchase this service?

  • Head teachers
  • KS2 leaders


Feedback

"Without exception, classes across all year groups have reported very positive feedback, from both pupils and teachers. Students thoroughly enjoyed the activities organised for them. An ideal experience for the children; thank you for the planning and preparation of this event.” Assistant Head Teacher, Royston

"I have gained a better understanding of how school subjects relate to jobs in the world of work. I didn’t know that English and Maths were so very important”. Year 6 student, Potters Bar

Establishing a stable careers programme

Careers curriculum support, employer-led curriculum learning and work-related learning

Gatsby Benchmark 1

"Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers, governors and employers."

Gatsby summary

  • Does your school have a structured careers programme?
  • Is it published for the school community to see?
  • Is the programme regularly evaluated with feedback?


We will work with you face-to-face or virtually to:

  • Embed careers education and employer engagement in the curriculum
  • Map provision against best practice frameworks (including the Investor in Careers quality award)
  • Develop systems to monitor and evaluate the careers programme
  • Write a career strategy/policy
  • Create a development plan
  • Produce best practice for careers pages on school website or VLE
  • Understand statutory duties and frameworks


Who benefits?

  • Students in years 7–13 in schools and colleges


Coverage:

  • Face to face delivery: Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London
  • Virtual delivery – any location


Who should purchase this service?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • Curriculum Planners
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators


Feedback

"YCH Services for Young People were very supportive and developmental. Very helpful consultancy notes." Careers Co-ordinator, Broxbourne, December, 2019

Ensuring access to quality careers information

Careers talks, skills fairs and employability skills workshops

Gatsby Benchmark 2
"Every pupil and their parents/carers should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information."

Gatsby summary

  • By 14 have all pupils accessed and used information about career paths?
  • Have all pupils used labour market information to inform their own decisions on study options?


We will work with you face-to-face or virtually to provide:

  • Group work including labour market changes and the world of work
  • Information via careers fairs
  • Information via parent and carers events/presentations
  • A review of careers information and resources in school with suggestions for new items
  • Training for staff on ideas for careers and work-related learning across the curriculum
  • Advice on software and resources to include on careers area of school website
  • Information about the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy and changes in opportunities, industries and working conditions.


Who benefits?

  • Students in Years 7–13 in schools and colleges


Coverage:

  • Face-to-face delivery: Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London
  • Virtual delivery – any location


Who should purchase these services?

  • Careers leaders/coordinators
  • Subject leads
  • Resource Centre/Librarians


Feedback

“I’ve learnt that some jobs are in decline and about the skills I will need for the jobs I want.” Stevenage student, October 2019

Tailoring support to the needs of each student

Careers talks, workplace visits and employer mentoring

Gatsby Benchmark 3
"Students have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A schools careers programme should embed equality and diversity throughout."

Gatsby summary

  • Does your careers programme challenge stereotypical thinking and raise aspirations?
  • Do you keep systematic records of all student advice and subsequent agreed decisions on study options?


We will work with you face-to-face or virtually to:

  • Develop schemes of work for KS3, 4 or 5
  • Gain methods to monitor and record students’ progress
  • Prepare for Ofsted inspections
  • Be up to date on careers and work-related learning software
  • Train staff on supporting students with post-16 and post-18 choices
  • Receive one to one guidance with action plans including drop-in sessions to ensure access for all
  • Offer group work, including raising aspirations, valuing equality, diversity and inclusion, building resilience
  • Provide personal development and focused support


Who benefits?

  • Students in years 7–13 in schools and colleges


Coverage:

  • Face to face delivery: Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London
  • Virtual delivery: any location


Who should purchase these services?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators
  • SENCOs
  • HOYs
  • HODs


Feedback

"Pupils highly regard the service and value the advice. The school is so much stronger thanks to your involvement.” Careers Co-ordinator, Three Rivers, July 2020

Linking every subject to the world of work

Careers talks, employer-led curriculum learning and work-related learning

Gatsby Benchmark 4
"All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths."

Gatsby summary
By 14, has every student had the opportunity to learn how the different STEM subjects help people to gain entry to, and be more effective workers in, a wide range of careers?

We can support you face-to-face or virtually with:

  • Cross curricular audits
  • Information and resources, e.g. subject posters
  • Embedding careers education and employer engagement in the curriculum
  • Training for staff on ideas for careers and work-related learning across the curriculum
  • Group work – knowing which subjects link to a wide range of future career paths
  • Attendance at parents/carers and options events - linking subject choices to the world of work.


Who benefits?

  • Students in years 7–13 in schools and colleges


Coverage:

  • Face to face delivery: Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London
  • Virtual delivery – any location


Who should purchase these services?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators
  • SENCOs
  • HOYs
  • HODs


Feedback

“I’ve learnt that you need certain skills and subjects for certain jobs.” Stevenage student, October 2019

Encounters with employers and employees

Careers talks, skills fairs, networking with employers

Gatsby Benchmark 5
"Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes."

Gatsby summary
From the age of 11, have pupils participated in at least one meaningful encounter with an employer each and every year?

We can provide you with:

  • Industry talks and presentations
  • Visits to workplaces
  • Careers carousels and careers fairs
  • Interview preparation, including CV workshops and mock interviews
  • Enterprise group work
  • Mapping of provision against best practice frameworks (including auditing tools)
  • Systems developed to monitor and evaluate the careers programme
  • Employer mentoring


Who benefits?

  • Students in years 7–13 in schools and colleges


Coverage

  • Face-to-face delivery: Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London
  • Virtual delivery: any location


Who should purchase these services?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators
  • SENCOs
  • HOYs
  • HODs


Feedback

“Seeing all the different employers and seeing how and what they do has widened my horizons,” Broxbourne student, February 2020

Providing experiences of workplaces

Work place visits, work-related learning and work experience

Gatsby Benchmark 6
"Every pupil should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and to expand their networks."

Gatsby summary

  • By the age of 16, has every pupil had at least one experience of a workplace?
  • By the age of 18, has every pupil had one further such experience?


We can provide you with:

  • Work experience placements (including virtual placements)
  • Extended work experience placements
  • Bespoke placements
  • Health and Safety – IOSH trained – placement visits
  • Training for staff on Link2+ for work experience

Work experience

Who benefits?

  • Students in years 7–13 in schools and colleges


Coverage

  • Face to face delivery: Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London
  • Virtual delivery: any location


Who should purchase these services?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators
  • Head of Sixth Form
  • HOYs
  • HODs


Feedback

"It was a pleasure having the student work with the team. He was a willing team member and was keen to learn new skills. He was well mannered and always punctual.” Employer, Three Rivers, July 2019

Encounters with further and higher education

Skills fairs, careers fairs, options and open evenings

Gatsby Benchmark 7
"All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace."

Gatsby summary

  • By the age of 16, has every pupil had a meaningful encounter with a post-16 education provider?
  • Did this include the opportunity to meet both staff and students?
  • By the age of 18, have all pupils considering applying for university had at least two visits to universities to meet staff and students?


We enable your students to participate virtually or face-to-face in:

  • One-to-one guidance
  • Group work including post-16 options, post-18 options and higher education options
  • Careers fairs


Who benefits?

  • Students in years 7–13 in schools and colleges


Coverage

  • Face-to-face delivery: Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London
  • Virtual delivery: any location


Who should purchase these services?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators
  • Head of Sixth Form
  • Head of Pastoral Care


Feedback

"I enjoyed talking about my possible career path and gained more knowledge about it too.” Stevenage student, 2019

Delivering personal careers guidance

Gatsby Benchmark 8
"Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser, trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all pupils and be timed to meet their individual needs."

Gatsby summary

  • Has every pupil had at least one interview by the age of 16?
  • Has every pupil had the opportunity for a further interview by the age of 18?


We will enable your students to participate in:

  • One to one guidance
  • Action planning with recorded outcomes
  • Exam result day support
  • Morrisby profiling assessments


We can also provide you with methods to monitor and record students’ progression.

Who benefits?

  • Students in years 7–13 in schools and colleges


Coverage

  • Face-to-face delivery: Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London
  • Virtual delivery: any location


Who should purchase these services?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • SENCO
  • Head of Sixth Form
  • Head of Pastoral Care


Feedback

"My adviser was extremely knowledgeable and informed, very approachable and enthusiastic, obviously keen to help. Takes joy in helping young adults.” Young person, Broxbourne, 2019

Employer mentoring

Value of the programme
Mentoring has proven to be a powerful personal development tool for young people. Employer mentoring is designed to support students to raise aspirations, improve educational attainment and gain a greater awareness of and motivation towards a career pathway. With the right mentor and a clear occupational focus, a student may improve their attendance, their behaviour, their attitude to learning and their focus on their studies.

Programme summary

  • Employer mentors meet with students on a regular basis for a period of six months
  • Mentoring is focused on assisting the student to achieve specified and agreed goals
  • All meetings will take place in school during school hours or virtually to suit the student's needs. 


Services for Young People offers:

  • One-to-one mentoring from local employers, face-to-face and/or virtually
  • Local supervision/support provided for the mentor
  • Industry/subject specific mentoring where requested
  • 6–12 sessions over 3-6 months
  • Sourcing and training mentors from a wide variety of industry backgrounds
  • Ensuring mentors are fully briefed on working in schools
  • Ensuring mentors are DBS checked before working with a mentee


Who benefits?

  • Any students identified in years 8–13


Coverage

  • Face-to-face delivery: Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London
  • Virtual delivery: any location


Who should purchase this service?

  • Careers leaders/coordinators
  • Curriculum planners
  • SENCOs
  • Pastoral Managers


Feedback

"My mentor has helped with my confidence, self-esteem/worth, my attitude towards school and home life.” Dacorum student, 2019

Navigate your Future

Navigate your Future

Value of the programme
Enable your Key Stage 3 students to successfully think about and prepare for their future options with a series of interactive workshops. Navigate your Future is a package designed to support schools to ensure students are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of future life.

Programme summary

Reach for the Summit
Explore your own aspirations and set short-term and long-term goals

The Skills Map
Identify some of your own skills and qualities and how these relate to different jobs

Careers Expedition
Know about opportunities in your local area and how to research these

Project Basecamp
Understand the importance of teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills

Pathways Explorer
Explore future options including sixth form, college, apprenticeships and university

Navigate Your Future


Services for Young People offers:

  • Informative, engaging, interactive workshops for groups of KS 3 students
  • Qualified careers advisers with up to date knowledge of the local labour market
  • Topics such as: building aspirations & resilience, skills & qualities, investigating careers and labour market information (LMI), teamwork, communication and problem solving and identifying options, choices and opportunities.


Who benefits?

  • Students in year groups 7-9


Coverage

  • Face-to-face delivery: Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London
  • Virtual delivery: any location


Who should purchase this service?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • Curriculum planners
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators
  • KS3 Leaders


Feedback

"The students thoroughly enjoyed working together in teams on the Navigate tasks and talking about their futures.” Careers Coordinator, Broxbourne, March 2020

Services for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LDD)

Tailored packages, careers guidance, bespoke work experience, supported employment

The Services for Young People LDD Team provides specialist careers information, advice and guidance for young people and families, supporting students with LDD and an EHCP into positive destinations.

The team provides:

  • Practical advice and support to achieve Gatsby Benchmarks
  • Support to deliver careers programmes that Ofsted recognises as examples of good practice 
  • Employability skills development through individual guidance, coaching and vocational profiling
  • Bespoke work experience and supported work experience
  • Differentiated group work and individual coaching according to student need
  • Virtual interactive learning sessions for individuals and groups of students. Current themes available include personal development, career-based learning and employability
  • Virtual interactive sessions for parents/carers on various topics, including online safety, hygiene and sexual health
  • Tailored packages to suit student and school needs


Who benefits?

  • Students in years 7–14+ in schools and colleges, and their parents/carers


Coverage

  • Face-to-face delivery: Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex, North London and further afield
  • Virtual delivery: any location


Who should purchase this service?

  • Senior Leadership/Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • DSPL Areas
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators
  • HCC departments


Feedback

  • “Our Services for Young People LDD Personal Adviser has worked with our school for a number of years and is an absolute joy to work with. She has such a positive attitude which enables her to quickly establish positive relationships with young people, parents and staff. She really cares about her work and works tirelessly to ensure that everyone feels supported and reassured.” East Herts Special School, February 2020
  • “Our Services for Young People LDD Personal Adviser helped set up and run a very successful careers evening at school with local colleges and other relevant post-16 options. When it comes to me needing to know something about post-16 options in the county, I just pick the phone up as she knows the answer, I would be lost without her.” Watford Special School, March 2020
Steps to Success pre-NEET programme

Value of the programme

The 'Steps to Success' pre-NEET programme gives tailored support to help each young person progress their current education programme into a successful pathway of education, employment and training, allowing them to explore career pathway choices and gain knowledge of the steps needed to achieve their goals. Steps to Success will enable them to develop knowledge, skills and employability characteristics and to develop links with employers.

Steps to Success targets those who:

  • Are at risk of dropping out of education
  • Are unsure if they are on the right course/programme
  • Lack motivation, have attendance issues or other personal factors preventing them from attending education.


The virtual or face-to-face Steps to Success programme offers:

  • Informative, engaging, interactive sessions for students
  • Support from qualified careers advisers to help students re-engage and make a timely decision about their future
  • Topics such as: employability and CV skills, investigating careers and labour market information (LMI), employer encounters and identifying options, choices and opportunities
  • Support with applications for employment, education and apprenticeships
  • Activities that help meet the Gatsby Benchmarks


Who benefits?

  • Students in school
  • Students at college
  • Students in Education Support Centres


Coverage

  • Face-to-face delivery: Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London
  • Virtual delivery: any location


Who should purchase this service?

  • Careers leaders/coordinators
  • KS Leaders
  • Curriculum planners
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators
  • SENCOs


Feedback

“The most positive thing about the programme is being able to have a good knowledge of different career choices and routes for the future thanks to my adviser.” Stevenage student, 2019

Finding a Job

Value of the programme
'Finding a Job' is a pick 'n' mix package designed to support schools to enable their post-16 students to identify, research, apply for and secure work in the changing jobs landscape post Covid-19.

Programme summary
The programme is based on the latest research and our up-to-date knowledge of the local job market through our extensive work with employers and access to live vacancies.

Sessions include:

You’ve got what they’re looking for
Identifying your skills linked to the world of work

Fit for the future
Building your confidence and self-awareness

Getting ahead of the pack
Creating your online profile and using social media effectively

What is out there?
Options including apprenticeships, employment and gap years

Presenting the evidence
Interpreting opportunities, creating tailored personal statements, CVs and written introductions, and developing strategies for successful interviews
Finding a job jenga


Throughout the programme (face to face or virtually):

  • Students will learn about recruitment, personal branding (including online profile), job opportunities, employer expectations and requirements.
  • Students will get the opportunity to develop skills recognised by employers and the tools to get ahead in their preferred occupational areas.
  • Our advisers will instil confidence to choose the right progression route or entry into the job market, including apprenticeship applications.
  • Our advisers can work with students throughout the application process, from identifying jobs to being interviewed for them, potentially securing their first job.

 

 

Who benefits?

  • Key Stage 4 and 5 students


Coverage

  • Face-to-face delivery: Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London
  • Virtual delivery: any location


Who should purchase these this service?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • Heads of Sixth Form
  • SENCOs
  • Pastoral managers


Feedback

"The session has helped me to ensure I prepare for interviews – read the job description thoroughly and go through my CV.” St Albans student, 2019

Raising awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE)

Value of the programme

Our specially trained Youth Workers deliver sessions as part of your PHSE agenda to support those at risk of child sexual exploitation and to educate your students on this serious issue.

We recommend the programme is delivered over seven 2-hour sessions. The Youth Workers encourage discussion and debate within the group. The groups can be single sex or mixed, depending on the specific needs of your students.

We will work with you to:

  • Raise young people’s awareness of CSE
  • Discuss how anyone can be at risk, the impact CSE can have and the challenges to getting out, once involved
  • Encourage young people to understand different relationships: healthy and unhealthy
  • Equip young people with the knowledge to be able to make informed and safe choices
  • Develop young people’s resilience and self-esteem
  • Enable young people to develop support networks with peers, Services for Young People practitioners and local services.


What are the benefits?

The Healthy Relationships Programme is suitable for all young people over the age of 13. The programme raises young people’s awareness of child exploitation and may be most appropriate to those potentially at risk of abuse and/or exploitation, with low self-esteem or vulnerable due to their personal circumstance.

Young people will learn how to keep themselves safe online and within the community, how they can recognise abusive behaviours and know how to access support, therefore equipping young people with the knowledge to make positive choices.


Coverage

  •  Hertfordshire


Feedback

  • "This is the best and most effective training for young people. It was hard hitting but it served as a wakeup call on how severe an issue CSE is.”
  • "Youth workers' experience made the examples very real and it enabled better reflection amongst the young people."
Young Health Champions - Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) Level 2 Award

Value of the programme

This is a peer support programme that trains a cohort of young people in a range of health topics so that they can cascade critical messages to their peers, signpost accordingly and have a positive impact on the health of their peers and their own future careers.

The young people achieve the recognised RSPH Level 2 Award for Young Health Champions which Services for Young People is accredited to deliver.

Through the programme the group will:

  • Gain an understanding of aspects of personal and community health and what is meant by a healthier lifestyle
  • Research a health improvement facility
  • Deliver a health improvement message to a group of peers; developing their presentation, communication and advocacy skills
  • Learn about different aspects of the health profession and map out local services; enabling them to signpost their peers to support.


What we deliver

This accredited programme comprises 36 guided learning hours and feeds into PHSE, Citizenship and Science elements of the curriculum.

We will work with you to:

  • Train a cohort of young people in a range of health topics
  • Identify particular areas of need in your school


What are the benefits?

Students in years 7-13 in schools and colleges can take part in this course, gain a recognised qualification, develop their CV and help to improve the health and wellbeing of their peers within your setting. It is particularly valuable to year 9s as they can apply their learning as they progress through school.

Coverage

  • Hertfordshire

Further details of the Young Health Champions programme

Supporting physical health and wellbeing

Smoking, alcohol awareness and substance misuse

Value of the programme

Our professional Youth Workers can support schools to deliver tailored programmes which help students to develop a greater understanding of smoking, alcohol and substance misuse. The programmes are designed to support students’ personal development, behaviour and welfare.

Through the programme the group will:

  • Learn about the personal and social consequences and health risks related to smoking, alcohol and drug misuse
  • Improve their understanding of the link between physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Understand the risks associated with smoking, alcohol and substance misuse and develop strategies to minimise those risks for themselves, friends and family members, including where to access support.


We will work with you to:

  • Deliver groupwork sessions tailored to the needs of your students
  • Help your students develop resilience and strategies for maintaining emotional and physical health.


What are the benefits?

Students in years 7-13 in schools and colleges will benefit from tailored and engaging sessions delivered by professionals using experiments and demonstrations, effectively teaching them about the consequences of smoking, alcohol and drug misuse, enabling them to make informed decisions about their own health.

Delivery areaHertfordshire

Hudnall Park - outdoor education

Learning outside the classroom at Hudnall Park

"Ofsted views learning outside the classroom as an essential element of a broad and balanced curriculum." Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

Hudnall Park is ideal for residential stays and day visits, such as for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, providing students with opportunities to engage with the curriculum through practical hands-on learning and discovery.

Hudnall Park has been awarded the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

There are more than 30 different activities on offer, ranging from mountain biking, low ropes, bush craft, zip wire, obstacle courses and team building to activities focusing on science, environmental studies, numeracy and art.

Hudnall Park aims to:

  • Provide new and exciting experiences that inspire children and young people to reach their true potential, thereby tackling social mobility
  • Increase self-esteem and confidence and improve personal, social and emotional development
  • Re-motivate those who do not thrive in the traditional classroom environment.

Hudnall Park

Set in 85 acres of Hertfordshire countryside, Hudnall Park can accommodate up to 39 overnight guests and deliver bespoke packages of activities to suit your needs and budget.

What are the benefits?
Students from primary, secondary and further education settings will benefit from increased confidence, self-esteem and a sense of achievement.

Delivery areas
Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London

Feedback

  • "Amazing place – activities were delivered with a real understanding of different learning styles and strengths. The instructor had really thought about the children’s needs and adapted the programme throughout the day to further develop their skills.”
  • "Students became visibly more confident in their independence over the duration of our stay."


Full details of what Hudnall Park offers schools.

Protective behaviours

Value of the programme

Students will learn how to evaluate risk and build resilience and skills to help them combat peer pressure and make informed decisions.

This programme supports your setting to deliver on the PHSE agenda and it can be adapted to address the specific issues facing your students.

Through the programme the group will:

  • Identify areas of risk in social situations
  • Identify risks associated with alcohol and drugs
  • Recognise the risks involved when using the internet and social media
  • Gain techniques for coping with peer pressure
  • Understand what help and support is available and how to access it.


What are the benefits?

Students in years 7–13 will benefit from tailored sessions, increasing their confidence and knowledge, enabling them to make positive decisions.

Delivery area: Hertfordshire

Confidence and resilience

Value of the programme

This programme develops confidence and resilience and explores the importance of emotional wellbeing and a healthy attitude. It covers how emotional wellbeing can impact on physical, social and mental health and helps individuals to develop a positive attitude to change; empowering them to make the most of the opportunities open to them.

Through the programme the group will:

  • Learn about the importance of emotional wellbeing and how it contributes to people’s health
  • Explore how to develop resilience and how it can be used to manage difficulties
  • Identify the factors that can have a positive and negative effect on emotional wellbeing
  • Learn how to manage their own emotional wellbeing.


We will work with you to:

  • Identify specific areas of concern within your school
  • Develop a package which is both informative and exciting for young people and supports your setting to meet the PHSE agenda.


What are the benefits?

Students in years 7–13 will benefit from learning valuable techniques and strategies to build their own resilience and support their emotional wellbeing.

Delivery area: Hertfordshire

Sexual health and relationships

Trained Youth Workers can deliver engaging and informative sessions to teach students about the importance of good sexual health and healthy relationships as part of your PHSE curriculum offer.

Through the programme the group will:

  • Learn what is meant by sexual relationships and different types of relationships
  • Identify what is ‘high risk’ sexual activity
  • Explore the social and individual risk factors
  • Discuss consent: the right to say no and what this means
  • Learn about sexually transmitted infections and how to keep healthy and safe.


What are the benefits?

Students in years 7–13 will benefit from learning about sexual health, the risk factors, STIs and know where to access further support.


Delivery area
: Hertfordshire