We recruit schools on an ongoing basis. Effective planning is essential and should be central to broader school curriculum planning pre-Easter for the forthcoming academic year. Should you be interested in discussing YPI Scotland further, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
As a Nationwide programme, YPI is currently open to secondary schools (both state and independent) across the whole of Scotland.
Any whole year group from S2 – S6 can participate. YPI works equally well as a core feature of the broad general education or as a climactic programme within the senior school.
Purely as a guide, we recommend that schools set aside 8-10 hours’ worth of lessons to deliver YPI, over approximately 8-12 weeks. Students will often spend time on YPI out with classroom hours, whether visiting charities or working on their final presentations.
YPI aligns well with a number of different subject disciplines and cross curricular models. We actively encourage schools to introduce and embed YPI where it best adds value to the curriculum. Current delivery subjects include RMPS, Guidance/PSE, Business Studies, Social Subjects, and English. Many other subject areas are well placed to add value including ICT, Art and Drama.
YPI Scotland is delivered on a fully resourced, fully supported and fully funded basis. Our YPI Scotland Teacher Resource Guide details the seven sessions of the YPI programme, and is fully mapped against experiences and outcomes across the curriculum for excellence. The Teacher Resource Guide is also supported by a suite of supporting materials. In addition, we have a team of regional facilitators focused on supporting each and every school throughout programme planning and delivery.
All charities must be registered in Scotland through the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). In addition, all charities selected through YPI must be social service focused i.e. centred on supporting people within the community. The real challenge of YPI is directing the £3000 YPI Grant to the charity who will achieve the most significant local impact.