Dallaglio RugbyWorks is an intensive, long-term skills development programme based on rugby, through which we aim to get teenagers outside of mainstream education into sustained education, employment or training.
Dallaglio RugbyWorks at the House of Commons
To launch our most recent RugbyWorks Social Impact Report we were delighted to be hosted by Julie Elliott MP, at the House of Commons, on Wednesday 8th March
Surrounded by our family of supporters and MPs from across the country we were delighted to be able to share our impact and show the progress we’ve made so far two years into our RugbyWorks programme. Over the past twelve months we’ve achieved some significant improvements seeing the attitudes of the young people we work with improve, their autonomy increase and their communication skills develop.
Julie Elliott MP opened the proceedings, with speeches from Dallaglio RugbyWorks CEO, Rachel Roxburgh, Founder, Lawrence Dallaglio and our newest Trustee, Charlie Taylor. Our guests were able to interact with young people currently on the RugbyWorks programme who joined us for the evening, sharing their experiences of the programme and how it has helped their time in their Alternative Provision school.
The release of our Social Impact Report ties in with National Apprenticeship Week and the launch of the Apprenticeship Levy which comes into effect in April 2017. We’re committed to supporting the young people we work with, helping them to gain access to quality apprenticeship placements which seems an achievable and long term goal for our young people. In 2016 we saw 18% of our Year 11's on our programme move into apprenticeships, compared to 6% of mainstream pupils who apply.
Moving forward, we look to use our impact to shape our programme and capitalise on the Apprenticeship Levy to provide further apprenticeship opportunities for our young people. There's more work ahead.