£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.
£32,652 over two years to Tutors United towards piloting small group tuition in literacy and numeracy for primary school pupils with English as An Additional Language plus support to help their parents better engage in their children's study. Sessions will begin while pupils are in Year 5 and continue as they progress into Year 6 in the project’s second year. University students are trained and employed to deliver tuition to pupils supported by the Programme Officer who will work with parents.
We awarded £11,500 over one year to Crown Lane Primary School for additional tuition delivered one-to-one or in small groups of 4-6 for pupils with English as an Additional Language in order to improve their confidence, communication skills and attainment in core subjects. The school also anticipates improvements in attendance and/or behaviour for pupils who are struggling in these areas. Tuition will be delivered by a qualified teacher using visual resources including Makaton symbols and bi-lingual dictionaries.
£24,663 over one year was awarded to South London Refugee Association for their Step Ahead project. This provides educational support for young asylum seekers through personal development activities and assistance with homework at a twice weekly youth club, plus one-to-one casework supporting unaccompanied asylum seeking children aged 14-19 to (re)engage with education.
£20,000 over one year to IntoUniversity for their Academic Support programme at the IntoUniversity Lambeth centre (which has been running since October 2007). This programme provides after school sessions four times a week for primary and secondary school pupils. Support is provided by team of graduate support workers and volunteers. IntoUniversity is a national organisation with 24 centres and aims to encourage disadvantaged young people to take up higher education.
£75,000 over three years to Southside Young Leaders Academy for their education programme. This grant funds educational support with literacy for black boys aged 8-13 referred by local Lambeth primary schools. Boys will be collected from primary schools by minibus for twice weekly after-school sessions. Boys will also be inducted into SYLA's Saturday programme receiving leadership training and mentoring while their parents attend training in parenting skills and informal peer-support sessions.
£22,683 over one year to Springboard for Children. This project provides tailored, one-to-one, literacy sessions to pupils at three Lambeth partner primary schools (Heathbrook, Lark Hall and Julians) who are up to 24 months behind the literacy levels expected for their age.
£13,000 for one year to Gipsy Hill Federation for its Shine on Saturday project. This Saturday school provides ‘alternative and creative’ learning designed to boost attainment in English and Maths for underachieving primary school pupils in years 4, 5 & 6 at Kingswood and Fenstanton Primary Schools, which have the highest pupil premium rates and the lowest attainment rates of GHF schools. The programme features small classes grouped by ability, will be based at Fenstanton with transport arranged for Kingswood pupils and will run 10am-3pm, for 25 Saturdays over three terms.
£75,000 over three years to Streatham Drop-in Centre for Asylum Seekers and Refugees for its Homework and Family Learning Project. It provides homework support with literacy and numeracy for primary school age children, plus advice, advocacy and training focused on supporting their children's education for parents.
£60,000 over three years to Fenstanton Primary School for their Reading Recovery programme. This targets the lowest achieving 6 year olds. Pupils receive 30 minute daily 1-1 intensive tuition from a specially trained teacher. Older children who are at a similarly low reading level may also be referred for intensive sessions by the Special Needs Coordinator ( SENCO) at school . The pupils would complete a programme of up to 20 weeks in duration. In addition, all Year 1 PP children will receive daily reading input (in groups of 6) with a trained adult for 30 minutes a day.
£75,000 over three years to The Baytree Centre for its PEACH Plus project. Baytree is a well established local organisation with a focus on supporting women and girls. This project has evolved from Baytree's 8-year PEACH project. As well as providing academic and soft-skill mentoring of girls using a team of regular volunteers, the project will now also provide support to the mothers in order to improve their financial and emotional resilience.
£15,000 over one year to the Gipsy Hill Federation for their SHINE on Saturday Programme. This is a Saturday school providing ‘alternative and creative’ learning designed to boost attainment in English and Maths for underachieving primary school pupils in years 4, 5 & 6. The programme features small classes grouped by ability, is based at a school and runs 10am-3pm, for 30 Saturdays over three terms, working with pupils from Kingswood, Fenstanton, Elm Wood and Paxton Primary Schools. This project is co-funded in partnership with the Shine Trust.
£15,177 over one year to Nature Vibezz, a new social enterprise which aims to connect low income urban communities to nature and to advance education through the provision of outdoor learning. This grant pilots weekly environmental education and Forest School sessions for Lambeth-resident pupil premium pupils at Crown Lane Primary School. Sessions take place at The Lodge on Streatham Common which is leased by Lambeth Council to the school as a hub for outdoor family learning.
£25,200 (over one year) has been awarded to Springboard for Children. The project provides twice weekly school based one to one literacy tuition for children with a reading age approximately two years behind their chronological age. Springboard assesses children each term using tools which measure progress towards age related expectations. The charity also seeks to engage with parents providing advice on supporting literacy development at home. This will be run in three Lambeth Primary Schools (Lark Hall, St Stephens and Heathbrook).
£24,341 over one year was awarded to Tutors United for their At Home Tutoring Programme. Tutors United trains and employs low income university students to offer free small group tuition to social housing residents and low cost home tuition. This project would pilot at-home tuition to pairs of year 6 pupil premium pupils living in accommodation provided by Metropolitan Housing Trust in Clapham Park.
£60,000 over three years has been awarded to the Ben Hollioake Learning Centre to fund an after school programme run in partnership with Surrey County Cricket Club at The Kia Oval. It will provide tuition in literacy, numeracy, IT and cricket to primary and secondary school pupils from 15 local schools. This funding is to enable 50 Lambeth Year 6 pupils from low income households to benefit from the project and improve their academic performance.
A grant of £27,839 over one year was awarded to Clapham And Lark Hall Collaborative (a schools cluster consisting of Allen Edwards, Clapham Manor, Heathbrook, Macaulay, Triangle and Lambeth Academy). This grant will help fund a new Literacy Rescue project which begins in September 2015. It takes the core principles and the structure of Reading Recovery and weaves them into a new intervention.
A grant of £20,000 to CEFL's Community After School Clubs at two sites - Moorland Estate Community Centre and Blenheim Gardens Community Hub. 68 weekly two-hour sessions in literacy, numeracy and science will be delivered to twenty children at each site.
We have made two grants of £60,000 over three years and £40,000 over three years to Brixton Learning Collaborative and Clapham and Larkhall Collaborative respectively. These will fund the Shine on Saturday programme at each of these school clusters. This is a Saturday school providing ‘alternative and creative’ learning designed to boost attainment in English and Maths for underachieving primary school pupils in years 4, 5 & 6. The programme features small classes grouped by ability, is based at a school and runs 10am-3pm, for 30 Saturdays over three terms. Outcomes from previous awards have been good.
A grant of £55,583 over three years to provide a minimum of 45 x 8-11 year old free school meal pupils from 3 local primary schools (Archbishop Sumner, Reay and Durand) who are falling behind in literacy and/or numeracy with opportunities to improve their attainment by producing films to teach their peers about these subjects. Chocolate Films
A grant of £20,000 over one year to enable 200 FSM pupils from 10 primary schools across the South Lambeth Schools Partnership (based in Streatham and West Norwood) to participate in extra-curricular learning activities.
A grant of £25,926 over two years to the Fatherhood Institute to encourage fathers take a more active role in their children's education, in particular by regularly reading to their primary school age children.
Grant of £3,000 towards the Better Reading Partnership (BRP) project. This is a literacy project using specially trained Teaching Assistants and targets children aged 5-11 years who are at risk of failing to reach the national average in literacy. Literacy improvement amongst our target low-income beneficiaries is one of our Governers' priorities.
Grant of £60,000 over three years to boost attainment in English and Maths for children from Lambeth low-income homes. SHINE@St Stephens is a a Saturday school providing 'alternative and creative' learning designed to boost attainment in English and Maths.
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