Our impact in Greater Manchester
The difference our volunteers make goes far beyond the classroom. Some of that impact is measurable in numbers but some is best captured in stories - told by pupils, parents, teachers and our volunteers themselves.
Supporting pupils who need help most
Our teams bring joy to learning and inspire high aspirations across the whole school; however, they also concentrate on a ‘focus list’ of pupils, to reduce ‘early warning indicators’. They track these pupils against ‘ABCs’: low attendance, poor behaviour and failure to make curriculum progress.
It’s sometimes hard to quantify our impact - but some of those who were rude, disruptive or refused to engage became our most motivated, open-minded and reliable pupils. We’ve shown them that when you try hard you'll see a reward and that people’s expectations don't confine what you're capable of.
Making a measurable difference
Despite the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 and school closures on pupils from our most disadvantaged communities, the available data collected in 2019-20 demonstrates the difference our volunteers made.
Reducing early warning indicators with focus list pupils
70% improved or maintained their attendance
75% improved or maintained their punctuality
72% improved their behaviour
82% improved or maintained their progress in maths
84% improved or maintained their progress in reading
The volunteer mentors bring enthusiasm and energy which is infectious throughout the school. Their drive and commitment has led to new initiatives and their youthful outlook breathes new life into old routines. They forge meaningful relationships with our children. They are an asset to any school.
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