At the heart of our mission is our partnership with schools - we work closely with teaching staff to identify students who would most benefit from a mentor and then work with them across the year to monitor progress and ensure the partnership is working.

Case study: Heartlands High School

“At Heartlands we wanted an intervention that would engage our students who were struggling to reach their potential in the classroom, picking up too many behaviour points and at risk of being excluded. ReachOut are a fantastic match for Heartlands’ SEARCH for SUCCESS vision which reinforces in our students the belief that through effort, responsibility, character and high aspirations all students are able to succeed.  As well as the weekly one to one mentoring and sports project, ReachOut has provided our students with a wealth of enrichment opportunities including a  residential trip, regular trips to their corporate supporters offices and a fantastic work experience placement at Warner Music to name a few. The ReachOut Academy is unique in that it appeals to some of our most at risk pupils and we’ve seen some of our most disengaged students thrive through the benefit of the individualised support of the project. The academic mentoring and sporting balance of the programme is brilliant – there is no stigma attached to being part of ReachOut -  in fact the students love it. “

Mr Simon Garrill, Executive Headteacher, Heartlands Community Trust

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