Literacy Pirates
We work with children aged 9-12 whose teachers think they would benefit from extra help. Our Young Pirates join us after-school, every week. We run sessions in fantastical spaces in Hackney, Haringey and digitally online.
ABOUT US: 

The Literacy Pirates is an educational charity working to develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance of young people in London, so that they achieve both in school and in the world beyond. We know that young people sometimes need some extra help to achieve their full potential, and we believe that providing support outside of school can really help young people to do better in the classroom, while also developing their broader skills. We also believe that learning should be a great adventure! So working together with local schools, families and volunteers, we deliver unique real-world learning projects (such as published books, films, and apps) in our unique learning environment. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.literacypirates.org/volunteer 

WHY OUR WORK MATTERS: 

Children on average make 5 to 6 months progress in their reading age each term with us. The children we work with are between one to four years behind, and making just four months of progress each academic year. That means we are making four times the progress they can make at school alone.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN OUR PEOPLE: 

Our ideal Volunteer Crewmate… 

• can support children’s learning, in line with our learning strategies and behaviour management techniques (guided by teachers)  
• has a patient and respectful approach to children and adults  
• has functional English skills  
• has good communication skills and the ability to follow, remember and then give instructions  
• is reliable and punctual  
• is self-reflective, seeking ways to improve how they work  

HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT: 

We believe in the exceptional potential of every child and use the power of positivity and fun to unlock that potential.

Summary
Charity
Education
London
United Kingdom
London
United Kingdom
Charity / Nonprofit

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Our Opportunities

 
Literacy Support Volunteer
Literacy Pirates
Min. 0 Weeks Minimum weeks
London, United Kingdom
Literacy Support Volunteer
Volunteering
Volunteer
Education

Providing one to one or small group literacy support to 9 to 13 year olds with the guidance of a session leader.

Is this an ongoing opportunity?:
Ongoing opportunity