Harris Academy, Peckham, south-east London
In xxxx COVO was commissioned by the Harris Academy in Peckham to work with a group of Year 9 girls at risk of NEET.
COVO’s approach was to work with staff to deliver an alternative curriculum in maths and English with a strong focus on creative activities to develop the students social and emotional skills.
We did activities relating to life skills and had fun. The adults believed in me. The training has developed my skills in dealing with problems and I feel more confident now.” Year 9 student
My behaviour was really poor at first. I learned to open up more and communicate with others and that if I put my mind to it I can achieve good results.” Year 9 student
COVO’s approach to the often complex issue of working with marginalised young people has led to innovative solutions and insights into causes of disengagement.” Hugh Stultz, Southwark Children’s Services