Ahead Of The Game Project

Added: Aug 05, 2022

We are really pleased to announce that we are working in partnership with OxLEP Skills and the Careers and Enterprise Company to support Year 11’s with their transitions. Working with the Oxfordshire County Council team we decided to focus this programme to support Year 11 students whose attendance is below 80% with the aim of getting them into a positive destination for September, whether that be an apprenticeship or college/6th form.

The aims of the project are:

To provide a programme for students with attendance below 80% without a secure destination for September 2022
To develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the pathways available to them and the qualifications that can support them in achieving their ambitions
To re-engage them in their current education and/or support them into a sustainable post-16 destination.

The objectives are:

To re-engage with education where possible
Understand Pathways
Positive Wellbeing
To develop work ready skills
To increase self-confidence to make more informed choices about education, training and employment

This programme has been tailored to meet each individual learner needs. If you or anyone you know is unsure about what to do next and you are aged 16 years then please contact us.

If you have a young person who we can support then please do get in touch with us. You can email us at sixthform@embs.ac.uk or call 07737816471. We will send you a referral form and then put a plan in place to support your young person. A referral can be made by anyone, including teachers, parents and carers. Ahead of the Game (2) (1)


«...I not only consider EMBS a college - I also see it as my family.... »

«I arrived in this country four months ago, without any confidence in my English and really scared to be an independent person at sixteen. I didn't know what my next steps were since the education in my country is really different. One day, my aunt bought me to EMBS. At the beginning I was really insecure as I didn't even know how to use the bus and get there, it made me feel like a child surrounded by grown up people that didn’t understand me at all. Ever since I started to study here, everything negative that I used to feel has changed completely. I’ve got to meet amazing people like Jo and Jane, who took care of me and were concerned about my future. I’ve also got to make amazing friends like Aisha and Abner that always make me laugh and feel positive about life. Of course, this is not the only thing that the EMBS has given me: they also are deeply involved in my education and they help me in any way possible to achieve my purpose, which is go to university and study human rights. If I am being honest, I not only consider EMBS a college - I also see it as my family. »


«...I really enjoyed my time at EMBS, meeting so many different people and making lots of fun and happy memories.... »

«Before I came to EMBS I was very shy and often felt very awkward to start conversations with people around me, I never spoke unless I was spoken to but after a few months of being here I gained confidence and was able to communicate with other people comfortably, made good friends and feel like I knew myself. I really enjoyed my time at EMBS, meeting so many different people and making lots of fun and happy memories.»


«...The staff are really nice and friendly.... »

«Before I came to EMBS I was very shy and not confident, I used to be very afraid to speak English outside of college. But after several months, EMBS helped me to gain more confidence and especially improve my spoken and written English. The staff are really nice and friendly.»