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Who we are

We are a multi-skilled team committed to supporting schools and academies to ensure that all young people aged between 13-19 years, particularly those from vulnerable or disadvantaged groups, are able to achieve and participate successfully in education and learning.

 

Our team consists of:

  • the Service Lead who has successfully managed a previous training provider and who has seen the service through a period of transition ensuring the service is effective and responsive.
  • a Co-ordinator who oversees the operational management of the provision
  • two qualified Personalised Monitoring staff / Careers Advisors

 

Impact of the Provision

The WRL Service has ensured positive learning outcomes for our students.

 

What we do

We offer an extensive high quality city-wide programme of work related learning opportunities delivered by fifteen providers. We:

  • Commission cost-effective courses, contract with providers and monitor against targets
  • Organise city-wide co-ordination of the programmes
  • Provide robust challenge and support to WRL providers to ensure expected quality and safeguarding standards are met
  • Develop and organise professional development opportunities
  • Provide information, advice and guidance to schools and providers
  • Monitor and support students to attend and achieve through a scheduled timetable of visits
  • Provide careers guidance where necessary to aid positive progression at the end of Year 11
  • Write funding bids to secure external funding to support students

 

Our services to you

We provide an established and secure framework which gives access to a broad range of high quality alternative applied learning.

We offer two levels of service:

Core

•  Commission WRL to support schools needs

•  Publish an annual directory of WRL

•  Access to high quality provision

•  Access to information, advice and guidance

-  Co-ordinate a CPD network for school WRL Co-ordinators

-  Provide individual school data on attainment, attendance and progression for WRL

-  Close monitoring of students directly and through an online data system

-  Rigorous monitoring of quality within the provider setting and evaluation of programmes

-  Support schools/academies options and parents events

-  Provide WRL information and support which may be requested during OFSTED inspections

 

Tailored

•  We also work closely with individual schools or partnerships of schools to identify and commission specific types of discreet provision tailored to meet those schools’

and academies’ needs

  • We can also offer schools the opportunity to purchase the services of qualified Careers   Advisors. Activities would include careers interviews, group sessions, support to develop a careers programme in school, employer engagement activities. etc. The cost of this will be based on the number of days requested: £275 per day

 

‘Working together to create opportunities’

 

Our commitment to you

We aim to ensure that the providers we commission are meeting the Coventry Procurement Compliance and are adhering to city-wide collaborative policies and procedures relating to students’ welfare, behaviour and safety. We strive to meet challenging targets and measure performance by students’ retention, attainment and progression.

 

We will ensure that a directory of WRL courses is produced annually and work alongside you to support your school/academy in meeting the needs of your students.

 

What do parents/carers say about WRL Provision?

The end of year review gave an insight into how students and parents feel about the benefits derived from this opportunity. The following were common observations from parents:

  • The courses provided an invaluable stepping stone to the next stage of the learners’ education
  • WRL allowed relief from normal school pressures and re-motivated their son/ daughter to complete their school education
  • They gained valuable qualifications and insight in to future professions
  • It made their schools subjects more relevant and learners gained confidence through the experience

 

What we cost

The cost to your school is based on a sliding scale so the more students you submit for WRL the more economical the Service Level Agreement cost per student. The SLA is banded in groups of 10 students so the minimum buy in is for up to 10 students. For special schools it starts with lower numbers.

For tailored packages we will talk to you in detail about your requirements and the cost will depend on the package you require.

No. of learners

Band

Charge

No. of learners

Band

Charge

1 - 10

1

£5248

1 - 5

1A

£2157

 11 - 20

   2

  £6524

 6 - 10

  1B

   £3294

21 - 30

3

£8005

11 - 20

2

£4595

31 - 40

4

£9160

21 - 30

3

£6100

41 - 50

5

£10016

31 - 40

4

£7273

51 - 60

6

£11665

40 - 50

5

£8143

61 - 70

7

£11501

51 - 60

6

£8956

71 - 80

8

£12074

61 - 70

7

£9654

 

 

 

71 – 80

8

£10376

 

 

 

81 – 90

9

£11097