Homework Club

NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2017 INFORMATION

We are proud to announce that as of the 1st November 2017, Homework club is back and we are offering all our participants the chance to come along to our homework club. Here with the help of qualified teachers, volunteers and parents, the children have the opportunity to get support and professional help with completing their homework.

All sessions are optional, we only present the opportunities for child/children to attend if they wish so, and if it is beneficial for you and them.

A few statistics for you;

Islington is ranked the 2nd worst borough in London for crime rates, and has the 2nd highest level of child poverty in London. By offering a safe and supportive place for children to be able to complete academic work, we are hoping to make an impact on these statistics, however big or small.

From working in the education sector for the last 4 years I have come across a range of different barriers to children’s learning, varying from;

  • No access to a computer
  • No one to help and ask questions
  • Language barrier
  • No internet
  • No space at home
  • Inability to focus at home
  • Caring for other family members
  • Need motivation and structure

Homework club aims to reduce as many of these barriers for our young people as possible, hoping leading to a raise in educational success.

The 4-7 year old group Homework Club will start 5.15-6pm as their sports session will take place 4-5pm and students will be walked over from the pitch if they are taking part in both sessions.

The 8-13 year old group Homework Club will start 6.15-7pm as their sports session will take place 5-6pm and students will be walked over from the pitch if they are taking part in both sessions.

So every Wednesday from the 1st November 2017 until the end of the school term in December 2017.

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Get to know the teachers and volunteers who are giving up their time to help the community.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT

Hussein Hussein has been working within schools since 2014. He joined the profession via Teach First in turn he has first hand experience teaching young people from low socio-economic backgrounds. Hussein is a primary trained teacher but he currently works as Assistant Head of New River College Elthorne Road – a complex needs pupil referral unit. He teaches Science to children (aged 11-14) that have been excluded from mainstream education. He grew up in the local community “red pitch” with founder Steven Marshall and is aware of the challenges our young people face growing up on council estates within Islington and the neighbouring borough of Hackney. He enjoys his work and is passionate about improving the attitude and views of the most challenging of children within our community.

Steven Marshall has been working in BSIX College for over 5 years now, where he has taught ESOL classes and covered some sports curriculum classes and has had various roles within the sports department from sports officer to sports co-ordinator.

Dawan Sharif is a computer science teacher, currently working with Brttons academy secondary school. He has been working teaching for almost 2 years and had a background in finance and human resources before coming a teacher. With his oldest child Diam attending the club, Dawan wanted to contribute to the learning and development of the children in his community. Dawan went to school with Steven and has been in the local area for over 10 years.

 

LAST TERMS INFORMATION 

Homework club will run every Wednesday until the end of the summer term – 19 July 2017. All being well, if homework club is successful and beneficial, we are hoping to start again in September/October 2017.

8-13 years old group are encouraged to attend Homework club for the 1st session and then regroup at the pitch for the sports and life skills session.

4-7 years old group will do the opposite, attend sports and life skills session prior to going Homework club for the second session.

UPDATE:

On the 19th July we had 49 participants attend the sports and life skills sessions and 19 young people attended the homework club. Some pictures are below

On the 12th July we had 54 participants attend the sports and life skills sessions and 12 young people attended the homework club. Some pictures are below

On the 5th July we had 53 participants attend the sports and life skills sessions and 14 young people attended the homework club. Some pictures are below

On the 28th June we had 41 participants attend the sports and life skills session and 16 young people attended the homework club. Some pictures are below

On the 21st June we had 41 participants attend the sports and life skills session and 14 young people attended the homework club. Some pictures are below

On the 14th June we had 56 participants attend the sports and life skills sessions and 19 young people attended the homework club. Some pictures are below

 

On the 7th June we had our homework club launch and had 55 participants attend the sports with life skills sessions and 20 young people attended the homework club. Some pictures are below

 

 

Get to know the teachers and volunteers who are giving up their time to help the community.

 

From left to right

Anna Hua has been working in education since 2012 in various roles, ranging from Family Outreach Worker to Teacher. She has been a fully qualified post-compulsory teacher for 1 year now and is currently enjoying her current job working at Skinner’s Academy-Hackney teaching Psychology and Sociology. Her passion for helping to better the young people’s lives is second to none, which is why she decided to become a director at Sports and Life Skills and help lead the homework club for the 8-13 year olds.

Desmond Asante is a name in time I hope everyone gets to know, Desmond is going University in October 2017 but took a gap year out to help teach and gain more qualifications at BSix College. His strength is in maths, being able to debate his points well and has wonderful communication skills, so when I asked if he wanted to help out with the homework club programme he said yes without any issues. So he will be of great assistance to anyone that needs help with their maths problems and will be assisting both groups.

Charlene Ryan is a qualified primary school teacher. Through being a teacher and also having her own family, she understands the importance of shaping and encouraging the positive growth of children from an early age and providing them with as many opportunities as possible. ” I feel that Sports and Life Skills actively encourages this which is why I am happy to be part of it and help run the homework club for the 4-7 year old group”.

 

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