Teachers / CPD

Continuing professional development for education professionals

At Kick Start we work in partnership with teachers to re-engage those children who may have become disillusioned with school, or those who simply need help in finding a direction that suits their personality and ambitions.

Engage. Educate. Inspire.

We understand that you have a lot on your plate, which is why we not only offer workshops and programmes, but also offer interactive tools that you can use to help your students recognise and achieve their goals. Our programmes are award-winning, accredited qualifications that are recognised by Ofsted. If we don’t have the courses you want, please contact us.

How our programmes can benefit you and your students

We work in partnership with teachers to re-engage those children who may have become disillusioned with school, or those who simply need help in finding a direction that suits their personality and ambitions. We not only offer workshops and programmes, but also offer interactive tools that you can use to help your students recognise and achieve their goals. Our programmes are award-winning, accredited qualifications that are recognised by Ofsted. Research shows that effective programmes for learners, teachers and parents that teach skills for emotional health, happiness and wellbeing have a positive impact across the entire school. Initiatives like our Heroes Programme can help you and your students in many ways:

Teaching and learning

  • Young people, parents and teachers will be inspired to become actively involved in school life
  • Children will concentrate and learn better
  • Literacy and numeracy levels will improve
  • Academic achievement will improve, including national test results
  • Teaching will improve and become more motivational
  • Parents and carers will become more engaged in school life

Behaviour and attendance

  • As students will have better self-esteem and confidence, they’ll enjoy being more involved and responsible at school
  • Fewer pupils will disengage from learning and school
  • There will be better behaviour in the classroom
  • Attendance will improve
  • There will be less bullying
  • Rates of truancy, offending and drug-use will drop

Every day, we see the results that courses like the Heroes Programme can bring to schools. But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at what others have said about working with us.

Courses/CPD

We run a range of courses for young people and teaching professionals. Please see below for further information and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

While you’re here, why don’t you check out these short (1min 38sec) videos which give a taste of some of the work we do.

Achievement Of EAL Pupils

Developing The Role Of EMA Leader

The Heroes Programme (Year 6 to 10)

The Heroes Programme helps unlock the full potential inside every child. It raises self-esteem and supports young people through developing resilience. It boosts confidence. And it teaches young people how to reach their goals in life. Workshops have a maximum of 12 students, and are delivered by two trainers.

“An award winning programme.”

Heroes Part 1 (Years 6 & 7)

Six week programme. Targeted support for small groups. Delivered during curriculum timetable. For further information, click here.

Heroes Part 2 (Years 9 & 10)

Six week programme. Preparation for employability and higher education. Visits to one of Bristol’s universities. Targeted towards children not reaching their full potential. Suitable for C/D borderline, FSM, young carers and children in care. For further information, click here.

The contribution that our Heroes Programme can make towards good behaviour and safety, and to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development has been evident throughout its 8 years in existence.

Children with higher levels of emotional, behavioural, social and school well-being on average have higher levels of academic achievement and are more engaged in school, both concurrently and in later years.

Taken from Ofsted report, May 2013