December 30, 2015

Easter Enterprise & Creativity Courses 2016

Role Models is running two unique Enterprise & Creativity Courses over the 2016 Easter holidays.

This Easter, we are running two week-long courses from Monday April 4th – Friday April 8th (10am – 3pm) as follows:

  • Years 3 & 4 at Chelsea Academy School, SW10 0AB
  • Years 5-7 at Chelsea Academy School, SW10 0AB




Why choose Role Models?

1. Our insight. Having spoken to a number of Head Teachers and Deputy Head Teachers at London Secondary Schools, we have researched precisely what they hope new students will bring with them. We will be focusing on soft skills as much as technical skills and what a ‘future leader’ looks like. It will be an action packed and exciting learning environment, which will cover many of the skills not usually nurtured in the London education system.

2. The quality of our people. All our Role Models undergo a rigorous application procedure  and we are totally focused on recruiting people who are talented, engaging & fun. With professional sportsmen and women, academics, actors and musicians, there will be an extensive array of subject matter to suit every child as we celebrate unique thinking and resilience; whilst ensuring that a holiday course should, above all things, be a lot of fun.

3. Our track record.

We have an extremely successful history of delivering holiday courses.  The results of our previous Confidence & Resilience course surveys reflect our track record:

  • 100% of survey respondents said they were interested in future courses and would recommend them to other parents.
  • 93% of survey respondents scored the course full marks for their child’s enjoyment.
  • 79% of survey respondents felt their child’s confidence or resilience had improved when asked 3 weeks after the course.
  • We achieved an average Net Promoter Score (industry standard metric for customer satisfaction) of 9.1 / 10 in terms of how likely parents would be to recommend the course to others.

“The positive feedback he received really boosted his confidence and on holiday he was not phased by asking staff for something whereas previously he would ask us to do it.”

“She has been a lot more tolerant & better at problem solving in a mature manner especially with her younger sister.”

“She seems more confident about attending senior school interviews and has said that the course really helped her to prepare.”

“She said she wished school was like this. She absolutely loved it. Thank you.”

“I love the detailed feedback for him and what you were able to get from him.”

“He came back home everyday in a very upbeat mood and very talkative about the day activities. His mood and behaviour during the school holiday was best we seen in a long time, listening more, showing maturity when asked to do chores, demonstrating empathy with his brother’s problems.”



What do we mean by Enterprise & Creativity?

Here at Role Models we are of the view that being entrepreneurial isn’t necessarily about start-ups in the Dragon’s Den. Yes, enterprise can show itself in business and we are all for commercial enterprise…. but to us it is much more than that. We see entrepreneurs as those prepared to take risks and to back ideas for reward. The risks can be with time and pride as well as capital, the ideas can be visions of any form that change the way we think, the rewards can be much more meaningful than just pounds worth of profit.


How will we develop Enterprise & Creativity amongst the children attending?

All learning starts with play and so our overriding objective is to make the course fun as well as inspiring. We start with looking at the results of successful enterprise and creativity – what can it enable you to achieve and who of those that we look up to have it? We then look to explore the attitudes and attributes that are common in successful entrepreneurs: Ambition, Curiosity, Judgement, Courage and Communication. We take a deep dive into “risk and reward” using multiple scenarios across a spectrum of activities that look to develop the judgement needed for calculated decision making. From there we give time to allowing creativity to blossom and nurture young visions to explore the possibilities beyond what is in front of them. That is followed by an exploration of how to best communicate those ideas to inspire others. We conclude by focussing on how to deliver on “the dream” even when the odds are stacked against us and finally on how to bounce back if things don’t go according to plan, whilst learning from our mistakes.


What safety measures are in place?

All of our Enterprise & Creativity Course staff are interviewed, DBS checked, reference checked and trained by Phoebe Paskin-Orr (Experienced Tutor and Mentor (specifically 11+)).


What are the timings?

The courses run from April 4-8th (10am – 3pm daily). The slightly later start ensures it doesn’t feel like a school day.


Where are the venues?

The two courses will take place at Chelsea Academy School, Lots Road, SW10 0AB.  The school is a 5 minute walk from Imperial Wharf overground station.


How many spaces are available?

We are limited to only 20 children on each of the four courses. The individual groups will be no larger than 10 children to ensure a high level of attention.

Years 3-7 at each venue will come together for communal sessions such as the morning welcome and lunch.


Should children bring their own lunch?

No. We are providing lunches, breaktime snacks and drinks and will of course make sure we cater to allergies and intolerances.


What age group are the courses focused on?

The courses focus on two cohorts:  Years 3 & 4 and Years 5-7.  It will support children moving from day schools to prep schools, those going through the 11+ process and those striving to develop a ‘risk & reward’ mindset.


How much does the course cost?

The course is £525pp (incl VAT & lunch).  This is discounted by £50 for each sibling or friend who is referred to us and attends a course.

Our Ofsted registration is in process so we should also be accepting childcare vouchers.


How do I book?

For bookings, please contact Hugo Shephard – ([email protected] / 07825 598344), who will email a registration form to sign up. Once complete, Hugo will send through an email invoice to be paid by online bank transfer.


Phoebe Paskin-Orr – Course DesignerPhoebe photo

Phoebe has been a tutor for the past 8 years specialising in 11+ entry. She was an academic scholar to Wellington College where she was appointed the first female Deputy Head of College in the school’s history. Phoebe then went on to study Economics at Exeter University.

She has a holistic approach to common entrance preparation, focusing on confidence, interview skills, team work and leadership. In her spare time, she plays the piano, sails competitively on the Solent and is involved with multiple education charities in London.





Sir Anthony Seldon (Headmaster of Wellington College, contemporary historian, commentator & political author):

“Role Models shares Wellington’s pioneering attitude towards child development through holistic education. By giving children the opportunity to partake in music, sport, drama and arts & crafts, parents are better preparing their children for life’s challenges.”