Positivity. Practice. And pirates.

Our learning programme is all about boosting classroom confidence, through fun after-school literacy support for children falling behind at school.

How the programme works

Children aged 9-12 years old attend a weekly session online or in one of our pirate-themed learning centres in Hackney and Haringey. Our qualified teachers led a two hour session. They’re joined by a community of volunteers who support reading practice as well as support the children to write stories that are published in exciting real-life publications like books, films and apps.

All that practice, plus a relentlessly positive atmosphere, helps children make 16 months progress in their reading age in less than an academic year. That gives them a crucial boost in skills and confidence, so they can better succeed at school.

Children who are quietly under-achieving and have fewer opportunities, face specific challenges to catch-up. That’s been exacerbated by Covid 19 where many families have not had the resources to support home learning.

Our programme is devised and led by teachers, informed by our experience and the evidence about what works.

Take a look at some of that evidence below.

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