Step Ahead

This programme is for young people excluded or vulnerable to school exclusion, or are in transition between school placements, because they: threaten violence or aggression; have been caught carrying weapons or are involved in knife crime; are involved in, or at risk of criminal exploitation or involvement in gangs; are at risk of involvement in the justice system.

Step Ahead works to keep young people engaged in mainstream education provision.

The programme complements formal education with on-site school based delivery (off-site delivery is available where required, including home visits).

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Our intervention is personalised and offers targeted support, education and mentoring, delivered by our trained coaches, and qualified and experienced staff via 1:1 work with a young person (or group-work as appropriate), and partner agencies.

We work with your pupils and staff in addition to educating families to support their children. We meaningfully capture and respond to the voice of the child; share and communicate identified needs in the context of wider care planning; plan and implement bespoke programmes of personal and social education; make referrals; contribute to Personal Education Plans & TAF; support pupils in transition; measure the impact with your staff and pupils; and report outcomes to you and our commissioners..

Bury Schools Offer

We have some fully funded places available on our Step Ahead programme for pupils in Bury high schools. If you have a pupil to refer please complete our Referral

We have developed projects with Enterprising Youth for the last few years and I have always felt that the impact of the projects is worth the effort of organising them. Ultimately, Dawn has a passion for helping these young people, they relate well to her and she creates projects with them that bring them to a safer, happier place.’

Head of Year (SB, Bury)


STEP AHEAD is a referral only programme.

We accept referrals from:

  • Schools
  • Social Workers
  • Youth Offending Teams
  • Probation/Police Services
To register your interest, please use our referral form here

Our Success Stories

Project Impact

"Before I couldn’t control my anger. I was constantly swearing and walking away from members of staff. Now I find it much easier to control my anger and even though I still get angry, I’m calmer and I’m less aggressive.’ Jay (aged 13)"

Jay (aged 13)
"I looked forward to the sessions [weekly 1:1 with Enterprising Youth] and I’ve definitely changed. Me and my crew [group of friends] don't always go where we did as I realised that if we get mixed up in things [with the wrong people], things will get serious, and I don't need that happening. I look at things differently now, I know when to dip [leave a situation] and I’ve now applied to college to do construction."

Young person (aged 16)

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All our work is trauma informed, complies with safeguarding best practice and follows NYA COVID-19 guidance for Youth Spaces.

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