T3023 Schools without Walls
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We are seeking funding to employ an officer (4 days p/w) who will work with the 14 primary and 2 secondary schools in the Abergavenny and Chepstow clusters with the purpose of accessing and growing the rich social capital that exists in our communities and using this to enhance the life chances of young people in our rural communities.
The post holder would be responsible for creating and managing opportunities for pupils to participate in community projects outside the school gates, and to create opportunities for the wider community to come into schools and share their knowledge, talents and networks equitably across all schools and all pupils.
The research shows that this type of approach brings benefits not only to the young people in our schools but also to the wider community through opportunities to share their passions and talents, and also through the good work that young people can accomplish by sharing their own talents. We will capture outcomes through narrative story-telling approaches to understand the effect of the programme upon key individuals in a detailed way. In addition, we will use key performance indicators. We also anticipate project based outcomes (e.g. exploring opening up schools grounds and buildings for wider community use).