Help support Team Up's mission to provide students from low income backgrounds at risk of underachieving a meaningful intervention programme.
Image: Our tutor Mariam Marzook with one of the pupils at St Angela's Ursuline School
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In the UK today, the best predicator of a child’s academic and social success remains the income and postcode of their parents. We believe that this is both unjust - too many young people are unable to shape their own destiny, or develop the skills, passions and careers their innate ability merits - and damaging to society.
In recent years, it’s been reported that:
- 75% of the highest-income quintile of pupils gain 5 ‘good’ GCSEs (A*-C), compared to 21% of the lowest-income quintile (Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2010).
- Average-ability children from wealthy families on average overtake high-ability children from low-income families by the time they sit their GCSEs (Social Mobility & Child Poverty Commission, 2014).
- Only 1 in 3 children from low-income backgrounds leave school with basic qualifications (Sutton Trust, 2013).
Education is the key to social mobility, and research from the DfE and the Sutton Trust suggests that regular small-group tuition is one of the most effective ways of accelerating a child’s academic progress.
We recruit exceptional role models to join our voluntary leadership programme, where they learn leadership and teaching skills which they apply to tutoring children from low-income backgrounds. We work to develop the talents of not only our pupils, but also our volunteer tutors.
Your donations will be used to cover the cost of our programme, from providing our pupils with much-needed resources to covering the travel expenses of our volunteer tutors.
As a small charity we are currently limited in what we can deliver, and your generous donations will help us to be able to provide a more ambitious programme to students.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our current and previous donors, without whom we would not be able to do what we do. Thank you!