The Extra Time Project

"To mould and shape a safer future for our pupils' educational journey, with targeted mindsets"

The Extra time project was created in August 2019 in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council, along with 8 secondary schools across the city. Due to early successes of the project, all 10 secondary schools in the city were signed up to the programme at the start of the second educational year, along with West Sussex County Council commissioning a new Extra Time venue in Worthing with 8 partnered secondary schools. At the start of the 2021/22, The Extra Time Project now works across three sites, Brighton & Hove, Worthing & Chichester, welcoming 120 pupils from 24 Secondary schools through our doors each year. Further to this, the project has expanded its provision into now running one day ‘on-site’ provisions for specific secondary schools and a new pilot project working on KS2 transition.

The 12-week Extra Time Project, along with the one day ‘on-site’ provisions is aimed at working with KS3 pupils that are finding mainstream education difficult due to difficulties either resulting from inside or outside of school, that impacts on engagement and wellbeing. The three main aims for any pupil that attends the programme are to increase attendance, curricular progression and SEMH wellbeing. This is carried out through a creative and confidence building curriculum alongside receiving core English, Maths and Science lessons. Pupils are monitored continuously throughout the 12-week placement with Extra Time as well as the first full term back in mainstream education. If you would like to discuss the project, a new one day provision or how the KS2 transition project could work for your school, then please contact Tom Betts – Head Of Alternative Provision -

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EXTRA TIME PROJECT “A child I was working with had the opportunity to attend the Extra Time Project and the positive changes this had on the child were incredible. His confidence and self-esteem were much improved and it was event that he had learnt new skills that ensured he could transition back into mainstream school successfully. Staff were experienced and knew how to provide the relevant care and education to suit the child’s needs” 

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EXTRA TIME PROJECT “We are now on our 3rd cohort of students attending The Russell Martin Foundation, Extra Time Project. All students that have taken part in the intervention have come back very positive about their experience and parents have also noticed a change in their child, whether it be confidence, self-esteem or general attitude. The smaller classes and individually targeted work is perfect for students that need a little help in continuing on their learning journey. School and parents receive a weekly report on each child, which gives which us an insight to how they are getting on and it is great to see the student’s comments. The reintegration process is excellent as it is done slowly over a 4 week period. This helps students reintegrate back into the Felpham Community College way of life, ready to return full-time. The strategies and techniques that have worked with the students at RMF have been implemented once back at school. Weekly ‘check in’ meetings by a member of staff from RMF work really well as the students can talk about what’s going well and what can be improved.” – Mark Anstiss, Head of Felpham Community College.

Mark Anstiss - Head of Felpham Community College