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The xl Programme. xl Aims Re-engage young people into education, increase retention and promote inclusion Achieve accreditation which rewards students for effort/input rather than academic achievement. Encourages individuals to take responsibility for their own learning and

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The xl programme

The xl Programme


The xl programme

  • xl Aims

  • Re-engage young people into education, increase retention and promote inclusion

  • Achieve accreditation which rewards students for effort/input rather than academic

  • achievement.

  • Encourages individuals to take responsibility for their own learning and

  • development within the framework of a flexible programme

  • Raise self-esteem, aspirations and improve achievement.


The xl programme

  • aged 13 to 19

  • educational underachievers

  • resident in the UK

  • Educational underachievers are defined as young people who have:

  • been excluded or suspended from school in the last two years

  • regularly truanted in the last two years

  • difficulties in school (i.e. understanding the work, concentration, behaviour, bullying, problems at home, lacking in confidence, learning disability, etc)


The xl programme

  • Prince’s Trust xl clubs have helped over 60,000 young people since they started in 1998

  • There are currently over 900 clubs in over 600 schools and centres across the UK

  • The xl programme runs in schools and outside the mainstream centres

  • 89 per cent of young people show personal development

  • 90 per cent of young people show positive skills development across a range of areas

  • 88 per cent of young people have gone into further education, work or training upon completion of the programme

  • 94 per cent of young people would recommend it to others


The xl programme

  • How Does xl work

  • 3 hours contact time per week

  • 12-15 young people per club (1 club per year group)

  • Student led, but facilitated and supported by an xl club adviser

  • Develops competencies and skills through a challenging mix of

  • practical activities that can lead to accreditation


The xl programme

  • The xl Programme Modules

  • Personal, Interpersonal & Team skills

  • Active Citizenship

  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise

  • Preparation for work

  • Enrichment Projects


The xl programme

  • What does the Trust provide

  • xl adviser training, link teacher training

  • Curriculum materials (manual and portfolios)

  • E-learning materials for advisers and students

  • Opportunities to share best practice at regional network meetings

  • National & regional support structure

  • A national evaluation framework for the xl programme to ensure quality and consistency

  • Annual Celebration Day

  • Annual practitioners Conference

  • Funding opportunities


The xl programme

Positive outcomes

  • Improve retention in school

  • Reduction in fixed term and permanent exclusions

  • Reduce risk of entering the youth justice system

  • Increase attainment levels

  • Improve well being and resilience

  • Improve attitude to school and learning

  • Provide positive pathways to post 16 learners at risk of becoming NEET


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