Dallaglio RugbyWorks is an intensive, long-term skills development programme based on rugby, through which we aim to get teenagers outside of mainstream education into sustained education, employment.
Working in over 40 Alternative Provision Schools (AP), sometimes referred to as Pupil Referral Units (PRU) within London, Newcastle, the East Midlands, North West, Bristol and South Wales, our national programme, RugbyWorks, gives disengaged young people who have been failed by the mainstream education system, the practical support, experience and ability that helps them believe and invest in the possibility of a future in sustained education, employment or training. Often for the very first time.
We don’t expect that to happen overnight. Which is why it’s important we’re central to each school’s curriculum – so we can build long-term relationships which last beyond a student’s enrolment in their PRU. A small group of just 8-10 young people per school get to know us over 30 weeks per year, for two years, before moving on to further education, employment or training, supported by engagement with the organisation for a further year of mentoring.
Why do we do this? Because we know there are a huge range of factors leading students to be excluded from mainstream education. And, whatever that reason, we don’t believe that should signal exclusion from mainstream society too.
For more information, visit our website: www.dallagliorugbyworks.com