‘Stay Onside’ is funded by Premier League Charitable Fund and BBC Children in Need and will aim to receive referrals in the Stay Onside Programme from Chaucer School. The programme is designed to build behaviour and resilience through mentoring and learning experiences in strands of sporting activity tailored for motivation and engagement.

The Stay Onside programme will aim to untangle the challenges around young people’s behaviour that lead to violent outbursts within Chaucer School or the community.

Objectives of the Stay Onside Programme:

  • Increase young people’s knowledge on how to live a healthy lifestyle both mentally and physically.
  • Reduce youth offending rates within the Southey Ward.
  • Help young people to develop interpersonal and self-management skills.
  • To promote youth voice through the core of the programme.
  • Help young people in setting short, medium and long-term goals.

We will aim to utilise the power of the SWFC brand and more importantly, trained youth workers to deliver a programme that will target a select cohort of students who are at risk of exclusion, gang exploitation and serious violence. We will aim to build resilience, motivation and raise aspirations. Activities will be designed to reduce negative behaviour and assist young people in gaining control of emotional wellbeing. This will be done through one-to-one mentoring, physical activity and group work developed with insight from youth voice, vulnerability assessments and information provided by Chaucer School pastoral staff, as well as psychological support.

For more information please contact Ben Winter on [email protected]