Aims of the project
The aims of the project are to provide mutually beneficial outcomes to both the primary schools and CLC. Students volunteer their time and skills to support learning in the primary skills whilst they develop their own skills and learning. Students are provided with an induction beforehand and are encouraged to reflect on their experiences. A CLC teacher also volunteers for one afternoon a week to teach English at Gardners Lane Primary School.
Background and goals
The project came about as a result of teacher from CLC who was also on the board of governors of Gardners Lane. The partnership was set up approximately a decade ago.
A team of teaching and non-teaching staff coordinate the activity. One member of staff volunteers at Gardners Lane teaching English on Tuesday afternoons. There is also an annual bursary scheme for a Gardners Lane student coming to CLC.
Students are given an induction morning and training throughout the programme and are then encouraged to reflect on their experiences and learning outcomes so that student voice is listened to. The primary schools are asked for feedback on a termly basis.
Girls aged 16-18 volunteer at Gardners Lane or Oakwood once a week at lunchtimes during the academic year.
Frequency and duration
This is a long term project which is sustainable.