Secondary school education programmes and counselling
The transition into Secondary school signals a period of change for all young people. The vast majority cope well but for some this is a time when they struggle most.
Changes in their community, relationships, friends, peer-group and the onset of puberty can be daunting. Senior school pupils then face more change as they become young adults.
Our education programmes and in-school counselling services are aimed at supporting that transition.
Helping young people manage transitions
At The Spark we recognise that supporting young people to navigate these transitions is critical to their emotional health and wellbeing. Successfully managing these periods of change helps young people make the transition into adulthood with confidence.
Raising Attainment and the Curriculum for Excellence
The work of The Spark’s Children and Young People Team (CYP) with young people from S1 to S6 contributes to multiple Scottish Government policy outcomes. Our services are mapped to the Curriculum for Excellence Health & Wellbeing Experiences & Outcomes and SHANARRI indicators.
The Spark’s CYP programmes focus on Raising Attainment and we, like you, are committed to ensuring that collectively we Get It Right for Every Child and all children and young people are supported to achieve their potential.
Programme participants are encouraged to develop self-awareness, to explore their beliefs and opinions about a variety of topics from a relationship perspective, and to learn from their own and others experiences.
News: Scotland’s Deputy First Minister hails the “positive impact” of The Spark’s school-based counselling services.
Secondary school Education programmes
The Spark’s Secondary school programmes achieve these outcomes by combining universal group Education Programmes and targeted, one to one counselling.
Education Programmes – S1 – S6
- Building Relationship Resilience
- Tackling Violence
- Peer Education
- Exam Stress
- Transitions to Employment – Employability
Counselling – S1 – S6
All our Children & Young People counsellors use an integrative approach combining:
- Talking therapy
- Art therapy
- Therapeutic play
Outcomes and evaluation
For a review of The Spark’s recent Secondary School programmes, click on the project case study below:
For more information about The Spark’s Relationship Education programmes, counselling or to discuss how we can help your young people, get in touch with the team.
Telephone 0141 222 3910 or complete an enquiry form.