Democratic Education Resources
Activity Packs and Supporting Material
Confidence In Communication
Published by the English Secondary Students’ Association (ESSA)
Tailored training also available – prices from ESSA on request
In the Spring of 2005 Phoenix and ESSA heard from a number of young people who had been excluded from secondary education. They explained the actions that had lead to their exclusion from school. As a result Phoenix and ESSA developed a training programme and toolkit designed to increase students’ confidence and ability to communication effectively. Funded by the Ready, Steady, Change programme the project created training for students delivered by students. The aim of the training programme is to improve relationships between students and teachers by providing students with the skills and knowledge that they need to get their messages across effectively. Other partners in the project included the National College for School Leadership, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, Bedfordshire School Improvement Partnership, and the Forum on Prisoner Education.
Confidence in Communication is a training initiative involving a series of practical modules, which are student-developed and student-led which directly addresses the issues many young people face in connecting with decision makers. It aims to give those who use the toolkit the vital skills needed to perform such tasks with confidence and success.
It is an ideal resource pack for teaching students about participation during citizenship lessons at Key stages 3 and 4.
ESSA offers a number of courses and training options for Confidence in Communication, including workshops for student representatives and in-school training by ESSA trainers.
For information on the training, including prices, please contact ESSA on 020 8981 5104 or email email@example.com
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