Hamara Supplementary School is a successful youth team project, designed to address the problems of ethnic minority children underachieving in British state schools. It was set up in 1997 as a response to the concerns of parents, academics and community leaders within the South Leeds community. The projects primary aim is to raise educational attainment,increase prospects and prepare children for success in education and employment.
The South Leeds area is one of the most economically and socially disadvantaged wards of the city. It is also within the top 10% poorest wards nationally in the indices of economic deprivation. Educational attainment is low and outcomes for BME groups remain well below the Leeds average and that of their national peers for groups such as Bangladeshi, Black African, Eastern European and Gypsy / Roma / Traveller communities.
The Supplementary School supports young people from diverse backgrounds in a progressive, caring and high quality-learning environment. We deliver academic support in English, Mathematics and Science. The project also provides a range of other activities to raise aspirations and positive opportunities for children and young people, such as recreational activities and a school council.
The project runs every Saturday from 10am until 2pm, and the school is open to all children ages 5 – 11years. The programs of study for children across KS1 & KS2 are structured using the National Curriculum. Small class sizes and interactive teaching methods are used to engage and motivate pupils, offering a quality service and excellent provision of support.
For more information or for volunteering opportunities;
Contact Aisha Rashid
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