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Confident Teens ®
Herts for Learning is working in partnership with confidence specialists Confident Teens®, offering workshops to develop the confidence and resilience of teenage girls. This includes a ‘Building resilience’ afterschool programme (paid for by parents) as well as a two hour confidence workshop to run during the school day. These are suitable for Years 7, 8 and 9 pupils.
Building Resilience After-school Workshops
Herts for Learning is working with confidence specialists, Confident Teens, to offer this innovative programme of afterschool workshops focused on Building Resilience. This is suitable for years 7, 8 and 9.
The six session programme covers:
Through activities and group discussion, girls are encouraged to develop their own strategies, so they become self-aware, confident and ambitious for their futures. Every student has her own full colour workbook for each session to use for self-reflection, and to keep for reference.
Students complete feedback forms at the end of every session, as well as feedback being sought from teachers and parents. Feedback has included:
Student: “These are brilliant workshops that have helped me a lot”
Parent: “This programme has been fantastic for my daughter. I have seen a remarkable difference in her. She still talks about ways you taught her how to deal with situations.”
Headteacher: “This programme had a significant impact on our students. They have developed their self-awareness, personal skills and become more self‑assured. I recommend it highly.” Mrs Manning, Headteacher of Hitchin Girls’ School (an Outstanding school)
The majority of students show strong progress from participation in the programme, with two-thirds of girls reporting a positive difference in their attitude or approach.
Find out more
For further information or to arrange a Building Resilience afterschool programme at your school, please contact: Julie Garstang on Julie.Garstang@Hertsforlearning.co.uk
Sadly, many teenage girls experience difficulties with their self-esteem. This engaging two hour workshop uses discussion, video clips and activities to encourage girls to develop pride in their individuality and feel positive about themselves. These workshops are for girls in years 7, 8 and 9.
The workshop covers:
75% of attendees report they feel ‘more confident’ after the workshop.
Every pupil completes a feedback form at the end of the session which, in conjunction with the staff evaluation form, measures the effectiveness of the workshops. These workshops are an appropriate expenditure for Pupil Premium budgets.
“I’ve learnt that it’s OK to be myself, I don’t need to be the same. I am definitely a different person since I came in the room.” Pupil at Edwinstree Middle School
“I liked the range of thought-provoking questions/quotes/clips and how you kept the girls moving from one activity to another” Teacher
Find out more
For further information or to arrange a workshop, please contact: Julie Garstang on Julie.Garstang@Hertsforlearning.co.uk