Schools Plus Saturdays

Schools Plus – Saturdays is our brand-new tutoring programme tailored to support pupils in achieving their full potential, while providing Kingston University students an opportunity to volunteer on weekends.

Informaton icon Schools Plus – Saturdays is our brand-new tutoring programme tailored to support pupils in achieving their full potential, while providing Kingston University students an opportunity to volunteer on weekends.

Location icon Across London

Clock icon Saturdays

What is Schools Plus Saturdays

Schools Plus Saturdays is a new branch of a national Student Hubs programme. It aims to tackle educational disadvantage by sending University students to supplementary schools across London to challenge the learning difficulties experienced by pupils.

Volunteer commitment

We expect at least one term of volunteering, which typically involves 1-2 hours a week of tutoring with an induction before your placement starts. Most volunteers continue into semester two, although you may choose to swap placement to a different school or location in the second semester.

Skills and employability

Communication, empathy, dedication, safeguarding, leadership, working with children with complex needs, pastoral support of children, flexibility, time management and school liaison are all skills you will gain by taking part in Schools Plus Saturdays. This volunteering opportunity is excellent for anyone who wants experience working in a school environment or is exploring a career in education/youth work.

Training and support

All of the Programmes are supported by our staff team and student committee. As part of Schools Plus Saturdays, you will be supported by the Schools Plus Project Coordinator (Ewelina Paclawska) and the Kingston Hub Programme Manager (Clara Johnston).

The Coordinator and staff team will be leading on your training (behaviour management, routes into education etc.) throughout your placement. The staff team will be in touch with you to get mid-year and end of year feedback, which is required from all volunteers.

Reasonable adjustments

Schools Plus Saturdays is committed to being an inclusive programme, and encourages all students to get involved. We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, selection workshops, training sessions, your volunteering placement, and other activities on a case-by-case basis. We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including if you want to disclose a disability or special educational needs, please do get in touch with Clara at clara.johnston@kingstonhub.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.

Volunteering with Schools Plus Saturdays won't cost you

We reimburse all Kingston Hub volunteers' travel expenses throughout the project.

Why not volunteer with a friend?

Volunteering for Kingston Hub is social, and you'll have the chance to meet many like-minded people, but why not ask a friend to sign up with you too?

What are the next steps

  1. Fill in this application form telling us why you’d like to be involved.
  2. Complete 2-hour induction training.
  3. Spend 1 session per week from November until Christmas break and/or from January util the end of a second term making an impact, developing skills and experience, meeting new people and having fun!
  4. Receive a certificate at the end of the programme.

By taking part you are also eligible for Kingston Award points for volunteering. We strongly encourage applications from BAME individuals and other under-represented groups.

Questions

Email clara.johnston@kingstonhub.org who will be able to answer any questions and direct you for any further help and support. You can also check out other youth projects over on our What's On page.

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