Voyage is pleased to announce it has recruited a team of 10 facilitators and tutors who will be trained to deliver our unique Young Leaders For Safer Cities and Horizons programme as part of Voyages growth and expansion agenda. The training was delivered by Voyage lead Tutor Adetunji Adesoji, David Okoro and Voyage’s CEO Paul Anderson setting out the training requirements using five important stages of interactive training delivery. The training included feed back from our young graduates who observed the training and contributed to some of the interactive workshops on both days.

1. Day 1 – focused on exploring our YLFSC and Horizons course curriculum and understanding the units delivered at weekly sessions. This included what we see in our young people, how we engage with parents and teachers and how we build on the taught subjects using our own lived experience.

2. Day 2 – With our existing team new tutors will learn more about our values, approach and how we will embed our newly designed theory of change and how we use the information to shape course delivery and provide additional support to young people with special learning needs.

3. All facilitators and tutors will undertake a mandatory 4 days of shadowing our existing team and these sessions will culminate micro teaching is when our new recruits will work alongside our existing team of tutors, support young people and be assessed on their observation and teaching skills.

4. Graduation for our Tutors is on 20 July is when our new team will be formerly appointed as Voyage facilitators and tutors.

5. All our new tutors will join us to deliver our Summer University programme starting on the 5th August and our Graduate programme for our YLFSC 2019 cohort on the 11th September 2019.

Using a participatory workshop approach the first day of training helped to acquaint our new recruits with the course units helping them to dig deeper into our course resources and materials and how the course units breakdown into over 150 hours of taught study. The training day ended with a question and answer session with Voyage graduates who helped highlight the importance using cognitive approaches.

Our new recruits will return on Saturday the 23rd of March to participate in phase 2 where they will meet the existing team, understand our theory of change and participate in a solution orientated workshop session.

Going Forward
Voyage is expanding its work across new areas in London and with more at risk young people and remains committed to ensuring its facilitators and tutors are regularly trained. We wish to ensure our staff adopt the important principles of contextual safeguarding, being trauma informed and have the ability to risk asses our young people using our unique risk category banding system underpinned by our Theory of Change.

Voyage is expanding its work across new areas in London and with more at risk young people and remains committed to ensuring its facilitators and tutors are regularly trained. We wish to ensure our staff adopt the important principles of contextual safeguarding, being trauma informed and have the ability to risk asses our young people using our unique risk category banding system underpinned by our Theory of Change.

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