Kyle's* story

Kyle* is a fantastic young person who joined our Year 11 targeted support programme in September 22. All of our targeted support programmes are designed to respond to an individual’s needs and Kyle’s Construction Youth Trust coach was able to adapt the programme to best support his additional learning needs.


Certain activities proved more challenging for Kyle, especially any public speaking and engaging with industry volunteers. Kyle’s 1-1 sessions were extended to allow more time to gain a deeper understanding of the industry, careers and to explore his next steps. The longer 1-1 sessions established a strong rapport was built between Kyle and his Construction Youth Trust coach.

Over the academic year, Kyle focused on developing his communication skills in both his 1-1 and group sessions. By the end of the programme Kyle had developed enough confidence and belief in his skills to deliver a brilliant presentation, not only to his peers, but also to a panel of volunteers. The Head of Careers and the Deputy Headteacher were incredibly proud of Kyle’s dedication and determination to overcome his fear of public speaking  and have noted really positive growth in Kyle.

Kyle looks forward to studying media at Northfleet Technology College and feels positive and prepared for this next step.

*Name changed to protect anonymity.