CONFIDENCE, RESILIENCE, SELF-ESTEEM: Our wellbeing programme unlocks these key skills in young people, increasing teachability and supporting OFSTED requirements. Motivating and aspirational, it helps them build healthy relationships in school and with the wider community, and understand the importance of physical and mental wellness. With a strong focus on their own personal development, the programme promotes positive behaviours and attitudes, and sets them up to achieve in education, work and life.

    Delivered by Dame Kelly Holmes Trust Athlete Mentors who use their unique experience and skillset from the world of elite sport to act as positive role models and support young people to achieve their potential. The programme is designed for 11–19 year-olds in your school who you believe would benefit from the support of a role model to improve one or more of the following:

    • Self-esteem
    • Confidence
    • Resilience
    • Behaviour
    • Wellbeing

    Previous programmes have seen the following great results:

    What are the outcomes?

    • Increased confidence, resilience and self-esteem
    • More motivated to do well in school
    • Improved attitudes towards learning
    • Higher aspirations and expectations for the future
    • Improved teamwork and leadership skills
    • Strengthened employability skills
    • More physically active
    • Improved wellbeing
    • More engaged with their local community
    • Relationship building, with peers and adults

    You can see more information about the structure and content of the programme here.

    What do teachers say about our programmes, working with Dame Kelly Holmes Trust athlete mentors, and the benefits to their students and the school?

    “Our entire local community has benefited from the work our young people have done on the programme of which they should be very proud... 100% do it. It’s been one of the best things I’ve even seen happen in a school.”

    Mark Dominy, Priory Pembroke Academy

    “The feedback from a recent Ofsted inspection about the programme, was that it was a fantastic thing to be offering our students”

    Scott Taylor, Sir Thomas Boughey Academy


    What do young people say about why they're doing the programme, and the positive benefits of working with Dame Kelly Holmes Trust athlete mentors?

    "I have so much confidence now. I feel like I have an actual personality and can shine, not just this little person in the corner."

    “I never knew how much I needed something like this programme until I did it.”

    More feedback from these teachers and students is available here.

    To find out more about introducing our On Track to Achieve programme in your school, please contact Sarah Gray on [email protected] today.