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Groundwork is committed to helping to educate the next generation of decision-makers and has a long history of working with schools and other educational bodies to improve the awareness, aspirations and attainment of pupils.

Our approach is to provide practical support to teaching and support staff by bringing interest and expertise into the classroom while providing a range of opportunities for pupils to engage in projects and activities outside the school gates, embedding learning in community settings and harnessing the educational benefits of the natural world.

In many areas we are working in and with schools to improve attendance and attainment through intensive mentoring and coaching, particularly focused on those young people identified as being at risk of becoming NEET in later life. Our experienced youth workers work in groups and one-to-one with pupils to support motivation and achievement and to help those in need access more specialised support.

We often link this work to projects designed to improve the educational value of school grounds or to help schools contribute to activities in the community. This can range from creating new outdoor classrooms to helping schools manage allotment sites or nature reserves.

We are skilled at linking practical projects and out of school visits with the curriculum and often work alongside teachers to develop lesson plans and learning materials. At all times our aim is to inspire young people to be responsible citizens by thinking about their relationships with others and their responsibility towards the environment.

Our work can help schools achieve environmental standards such as Eco Schools and improve the efficiency of their campus, for example by helping children to act as energy and waste monitors or by improving school grounds or buildings to deliver additional capacity.

To find out more, contact Sarah-Reece-Mills, Head of Partnerships
0121 237 5843 or email