The People's Classroom

The People's Classroom

At a glance

Causes

  • Education

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
National - Britain

Objectives

Established in 2018 by UCL students and staff to support underachieving students at local secondary schools. 

Our flagship Maths GCSE programme works with students who are marginalised within mainstream schools by delivering targeted tuition workshops. Programme participants are from underrepresented backgrounds within higher education and currently falling behind in Maths GCSE.  Programme tutors are recruited from key London universities to lead small-scale workshops which cover topics programme participants need to catch up on. We champion a collaborative approach by working with students to redefine their identity in school and co-produce (EdTech & other) learning resources. 

Activities

-Tuition workshops: (the core focus of work is to improve academic outcomes, through small-scale tuition sessions).

-Co-produce academic resources: (students work collaboratively with tutors to co-produce an EdTech learning resource that they can share with their peers)

-Mentoring Sessions: (students have access to a mentor to discuss academic goal-setting and advice on overcoming education-related barriers)

-Careers / Educational Pathway Guidance: (students have the chance to attend specialist masterclasses delivered by various universities and other departments which showcase the different degrees and courses available to them as well as the different routes into those fields)

-University Campus Tours: (students have the opportunity to attend campus tours).

-Presentation / Public Speaking: We equip students with tools to develop public speaking skills by providing them with the opportunity to teach curriculum content to others and co-present alongside an expert speaker in both school and university settings. This also helps to build confidence and top-up learning gains. 

Current opportunities

London (Central), WC1E 6BT

Bring your skills and expertise to help us close GCSE attainment gaps and improve outcomes for  'disadvantaged' students.