Homework Club

Partner: St Marie's Catholic Primary School and Nursery, Rugby
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Volunteering

Year 4, 5 or 6 pupils from our geographically closest primary school visit our VIth form centre where members of Rugby School's VIth form and year 11 assist the visitors in completing their homework.

Aims of the project

To foster closer links with the community and to support local primary children in their learning.

The chief factor which is critical for success is that the primary pupils have enough homework to do!

Background and goals

The partnership started around 4 years ago when the then acting Head of the primary school was approached by us with the proposal to iniate a new homework club.

The opportunity was identified by myself in my capacity as Director of Social Responsibility as a good reason to forge closer ties with a local school.

Resources

School facility used is the VIth form centre

A member of the school teaching staff supervises the project

No financial contribution required

Impact

Feedback from the primary school, the primary pupils involved as well as their parents is uniformly and overwhelmingly positive

Pupil involvement

Usually around 10 of our pupils assist in the running of the project.

The numbers of primary pupils varies between around 10-14

The ages of the visitors are between 9-11

Frequency and duration

The activity takes place each Tuesday afternoon between 3.20-4.10pm

The project runs throughout most of the academic year