A Level & GCSE students

The Trust has developed a range of education outreach programmes to enable pupils to express themselves with increasing assurance and to develop strong communication and advocacy skills. These programmes include ‘The Art of Persuasion’, Law Experience Days, debating competitions, UCAS Days and presentation skills tuition. Building on each Kalisher foundation stage, pupils develop the confidence to take on significant leadership challenges and fulfil their true all round potential.

It is widely recognised that secondary school pupils benefit from challenging and stimulating enrichment activity, such as that provided by Kalisher. It helps improve exam results and opens doors to the future. University admissions officers and employers know that intellectually rigorous, curious, and questioning individuals are more likely to be successful applicants and effective communicators. The Trust’s education outreach programmes take no prisoners in the pursuit of excellence, challenging pupils to exceed expectation.

Experienced barristers and judges give up time to lend their expertise in the ‘Art of Persuasion’, a day of interactive exercises that show A level pupils how to stand and argue persuasively.

An interactive ‘Law Experience Day’ at the Royal Courts of Justice and the Central Criminal Court (the Old Bailey) for post GCSE pupils gives students the chance to act as ‘junior barristers’ and present evidence to a judge. This provides an unrivalled insight into the world of the criminal Bar.

Presentation skills (Year 8) and debating tuition (Years 9-10), led by experienced educationalists and barristers, culminate in a competition at a Russell Group university judged by a panel of distinguished Kalisher Trustees and invited guests. Confidential questionnaires attest to the success of such demanding days.

Kalisher’s UCAS Days are designed for A Level pupils thinking about reading law at university. The day is held at a Russell Group university and is action-packed with interactive experiences designed to develop communication and advocacy skills.

We have found that our programmes work best when a group or chain of schools decides to embed the culture of public speaking and inspiring advocacy within their 13-17 age range. The Kalisher Trust seeks to work with educational organisations that realise the benefits of continuity and progression, allowing for effective distance travelled methodological assessment.