Schools Plus is a fantastic initiative run as part of the Oxford Hub (located upstairs in the lovely Turl Street Kitchen). It aims to tackle educational disadvantage through placing uni students in schools as tutors to provide extra support to pupils.
The scheme work specifically with schools in areas of Oxford with high-levels of socio-economic deprivation, or in schools where pupils are at risk of not reaching their educational potential due to indicators of disadvantage.
Tutors only have to volunteer for 1-2 hours a week to help support and raise pupils' aspirations by being positive role models.
So, how do you become a tutor?
You must be a student at the University of Oxford or Brookes.
You must complete an online application form and attend a selection workshop.
You must send off for a DBS check and will need to complete online safeguarding training.
They run tutoring projects across a whole range of subjects and for both Primary and Secondary schools- from Music to Maths, KS1 to A-Level.
Choose your project based on your subject preference and availability. All projects take place Monday- Friday between 8:30am- 4:30pm
You don't need any previous experience! Just plenty of enthusiasm and an interest in making a difference to the lives of young people in Oxford.
Bring your passion, enthusiasm, and commitment!
To make a real difference, they ask that you commit to volunteer weekly during term time
Schools Plus tutors are supported by the Oxford Hub Programme Manager, Alice, and the Schools Plus student committee who will be on hand to answers your questions whilst you're volunteering!
They provide training opportunities and events for you to learn more about teaching and working with young people.
Your travel expenses to and from the school will be reimbursed. Volunteering will not cost you a thing!
To register your interest click here: https://goo.gl/forms/w9DTVqx5kTaVwszy2.
You will then be first to know when they open again at the end of September!