WE BELIEVE THAT WITH HIGH-QUALITY SUPPORT FROM SCHOOLS, YOUNG CARERS ARE CAPABLE OF ACHIEVING ANYTHING THEY SET THEIR MIND TO
Through our Level Up Programme, we provide schools with the tools, resources, strategies and support that they need in order to create more supportive and inclusive environments for young carers. Ultimately, this programme is all about creating the conditions in which young carers can thrive and achieve their full potential.
In our partner schools, we provide:
Staff training designed to enable staff to identify and more effectively support young carers
Educational student assemblies and PSHE lessons
Individualised young carer policies, tailored to the unique contexts of each school
Assistance launching and running a young carer support group
Half-termly support meetings for designated Young Carer Champions
Access to 1:1 tutoring for young carers where necessary1
Access to 1:1 counselling for young carers where necessary2
Access to coaching for young carers3
Access to our Making Memories activity days, residential retreats and online youth group for young carers
Access to our Employability Programme for young adult carers
1Tutoring services are offered in partnership with the Connie Rothman Learning Trust
2Counselling services are offered in partnership with the Leonardo Trust
3Coaching services are offered in partnership with Worth-It Positive Education
Read our Level Up Programme Impact Report or learn more about our programme below
LEVEL UP PROGRAMME
Some of the schools we work with:
Ad Astra Infant School (TT)
Avonwood Primary School
Baden Powell Primary School
Bayside Academy (AA)
Bishop Of Winchester
Blandford St Mary Primary School
Bournemouth and Poole College
Bournemouth School Boys
Canford Heath Infant School (TT)
Canford Heath Junior School (TT)
Christ the King Primary
Corfe Hills School
Cranborne Middle School
Ferndown Upper School
Glenmoor and Winton Academies
Haymoor Junior School (TT)
Heatherlands Primary School
Heathlands Primary School
Highcliffe St Mark Primary
Kingspark Academy (AA)
Kinson Academy (AA)
Leaf Studio School
Malmesbury Park Primary
Manorside Academy (AA)
Milborne St Andrew First School
Milton Abbey School
Moordown St Johns
Queenspark Academy (AA)
St Aldhelms Academy
St Clements and St Johns Infant School
St Peter's Catholic School
The Blandford School
The Bourne Academy
The Gryphon School
SUPPORT FOR YOUNG CARERS
Learn more about the range of programmes available through MYTIME to young carers and their schools:
ZOOM YOUTH GROUP
These weekly online sessions for young carers aged 5 and above feature activities ranging from arts and crafts to baking to themed parties. Sessions allow young carers to relax and have fun, all from within their own home.
Hosted during school holidays, these action-packed days give young carers a chance to try new things. From rock-climbing to archery, from cookery to ice-skating, there's a whole range of activities to take part in.
Created especially for young carers, these retreats take place several times a year. Young carers spend 3 days at our amazing accommodation centre on the Jurassic Coast and take part in a variety of activities with other young carers.
An 8-week course designed specifically for young carers aged 16 – 25, offering practical tools, workshops and guidance from experts to support and help young carers access further education, training or employment.
HOW CAN I GET MY SCHOOL INVOLVED?
Over the course of the academic year, MYTIME hosts a number of campaigns and events that schools and other educational institutions can get involved with. By taking part, schools demonstrate their commitment to young carers and help to raise awareness of this incredible community of young people.
Showing our support to young carers. How will you wear your hair to show you care?
An annual event, organised by Carers Trust, to raise awareness of young carers
A pioneering event that inspires educators to create meaningful change for young carers