We will work with students from three Year groups across the three schools to transform the way they learn. The Year groups and functional groups have been selected to achieve maximum impact for each school's strategy and plan, and to fit in with the school's existing residential provision. Each cohort of students will build on and develop the changes they have achieved throughout the rest of their school careers.
We have also planned for each cohort to influence, through mentoring, younger students in the same school and potentially students from other schools in the partnership. We will deliver summer residential events for children transferring from primary to secondary education, which will be led and supported by the students in Years 8, 10 and 11. This will not only catalyse a new way of learning for the participants in the critical transitional year, but will also enable the older participating students to share their own skills and experience and coach the younger students during the residential events.
Graduates from each Year will also be expected to support and mentor those attending the residentials in the Year below. In this way we see the transformational impact of the residential events spreading through the school until, over time, they become the `normal' way of learning.
We will also link these changes to other initiatives already taking place or planned to take place in the schools, for example the strong emphasis on Duke of Edinburgh and ASDAN accreditation, existing mentoring and coaching schemes, volunteering proposals etc, to gain the maximum effect for the students involved and accelerate the changes which occur across the school.