“Curiosity is a very compelling space – open, rich, friendly.  We’re willing to be surprised rather than having to get it right.  We’re interested in new perspectives, intrigued by differences, stimulated by new thoughts”    Margaret Wheatley

Our Confident Transitions programme is a new approach - co-designed with young people aged 15-16.  It helps them to recognise and explore their own strengths and interests so that they feel more confident to make informed choices about their route from school into further education, training or employment - and access the support they need to make the transition successfully.  In 2017-18 we worked consistently with the same groups of young people from Glasgow and South Ayrshire over a full school year.

Over the course of the year, these young participants and have played a crucial role in evaluating our work with them.  We’ve been asking them not only to evaluate the impact of the experience, but also to help us better understand how our approach makes a difference. 

Their insights are thoughtful, sometimes surprising.  They have helped to shape the development of our Confident Transitions programme in 2018-19, and their recommendations are also much too good to keep to ourselves, so we’ve decided to share some of these via our blog.

 Sincere thanks to both young people and teachers at Drumchapel High School, Rosshall Academy, St Paul’s High School, Shawlands Academy and South Ayrshire Skills Academy who have contributed to the evaluation of the programme over the course of the last 12 months.