Jamie’s Dreamschool was an innovative and controversial programme aired by Channel 4 in 2011. The aim of the programme was to see if celebrity teachers could engage 20 young people who had given up on the idea of education.
The involvement of Citizen Coaching In Jamie’s Dreamschool was to develop a ‘Next Steps’ programme, in association with Dreamschool mentor Michele Bould, that could support the young people over six months after the programme had ended.
19 of the 20 young people, previously not in employment, education or training returned to college, university, vocational training or employment. This was achieved through personal coaching and matching the young people to local specialists who could support them back into the areas of work and education they wanted to get involved with.