£33,000 over three years has been awarded to London Bubble Theatre for their Speech Bubbles project. This grant will help provide a weekly in-school drama intervention with a specially trained drama practitioner and a member of school staff in four Lambeth primary schools. The project will work with pupils aged 5 – 7 who have a communication need but do not meet the threshold for Speech and Language Therapy.
£49,994 over two years was awarded to Options 4 Change who provide training, advice and advocacy for low-income Lambeth families including those affected by gangs. This grant will enable the project to deliver group training, one-to-one advice and advocacy for primary school pupils who are excluded or at risk of exclusion and their parents. Training will be based on the Pathway Manual Programme – a tool kit focused on developing aspirations and life skills.
£25,000 over one year to The Children's Literacy Charity to continue to provide tailored, one-to-one, 'Expert' literacy sessions to 28 low-income, Lambeth resident pupils at three Lambeth partner primary schools who are up to 24 months behind the literacy levels expected for their age.
We have awarded £72,000 over three years to Gipsy Hill Federation to enable Working with Men to provide support for male year 6 pupils assessed as being at risk of disengagement. Pupils would attend small group workshops on topics including: definitions of conflict, communication skills and anger management. Pupils with very complex needs would receive mentoring and those struggling with particular situations at school (eg: in the playground or an after school club) would receive one-to-one support as required. Pupils and their parents would also be supported at an after school club focused on Positive Approaches to Change and Transition (PACT).
£18,000 over one year has been awarded to Vauxhall City Farm for their school- related programmes. Rooted is a new programme working with pupils who are excluded or at risk of exclusion and Soil is a new programme working with pupils with special needs who are struggling to engage with learning at school. Course content can be adapted to reflect the particular needs of individual pupils.
£62,805 over three years to Windmill Schools Cluster towards their Natural Thinkers programme. This aims to connect urban children with nature and the developmental benefits associated with outdoors education. This grant would provide opportunities for low income pupils and their parents from across Windmill Cluster (Christ Church, Holy Trinity, Livity, Orchard, Richard Atkins, St Judes, St Lukes and Sudbourne primary schools and City Heights Academy) to participate in a programme of activities including Ambassadors training and an overnight family camp for pupils struggling with confidence and social skills, Family Learning gardening workshops for Early Years pupils and opportunities to volunteer as Peer Mentors for secondary school pupils.
£45,000 over three years to the Oval Learning Cluster helping fund weekly Cricket and Computer Skills at the Ben Hollioake Learning Centre at Oval Cricket Ground. This project will benefit 270 low income Lambeth pupils from Wyvil, Vauxhall, Herbert Morrison and Ashmole Primary Schools. Each school will take part in sessions during the school day at the Ben Hollioake Learning Centre which offers high quality ITC equipment and effective cricket coaching at an international sporting venue.
£59,940 over three years to Family Action to launch 'Friendship Works' in Lambeth. The project aims to improve through long-term mentoring the wellbeing and life chances of children facing multiple disadvantages. The project specialises in recruiting and training adult volunteer mentors who provide one-to-one support for children for a minimum of two years. At least 50 Lambeth children will benefit from this long term mentoring over the lifetime of the grant.
£50,000 over two years to Options 4 Change for their Education Sustainment Project. The organisation provides training, advice and advocacy for low income Lambeth families including those affected by gangs. This grant is for a part time post to deliver group training, one-to-one advice and advocacy for primary school pupils who are excluded or at risk of exclusion and their parents.
The Governors have approved £55,861 over three years to Football Beyond Borders. FBB uses football to inspire young people to achieve their life goals. The grant funds weekly football themed literacy sessions and football coaching for pupils struggling with behaviour and attendance in Henry Fawcett and St John’s Angell Town primary schools and Elm Green secondary school. Pupils who meet targets for improved behaviour and attendance will be rewarded with special trips, for example to high profile matches, teams and stadiums.
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