This page is for children, young people and families to find out more about West London Zone.

 

West London Zone wants the young people we work with to be confident and happy, have positive relationships and to make good progress at school.

 

  • Schools recommend children for the WLZ programme who they believe will benefit from additional opportunities that help their personal / social development, boost confidence, and improve progress at school.

  • We work with children with a wide variety of skills and abilities, and the extra activities we offer are personalised for each child.

  • Each young person has a Link Worker, based in their school, who coordinates these additional opportunities.

  • We partner with more than 35 charities working in our Zone to carry out specialist support sessions to help young people to reach their potential. Sessions are usually based at the school and can focus on many different areas, from English and maths to circus skills and street dance.

  • Link Workers work with young people over at least two years, getting to know them really well. Regular one-on-one sessions with Link Workers focus on individual goals to help young people grow and develop in areas that are most important for them.

  • We focus on building children's strengths and the things they enjoy when we are thinking about their goals for the future. Link Workers are a positive person in a young person’s life, who they can trust to support them, even when things are hard. When things go wrong, we encourage children to focus on their successes, and build on what they’re doing well.

  • Link Workers work closely with families to let them know about the opportunities that are available and to discuss their child’s progress. They also flag up opportunities in the community which could complement each child's WLZ individual support plan. Link Workers introduce these opportunities to the children and their families and often take the child to the first session themselves. These can range from youth clubs to local family events.

Our programme is currently available in schools across north Kensington and north Hammersmith, north Westminster and south Brent.