Almost 4,000,000 children in the UK are growing up in poverty and disadvantage, putting them at significant risk of literacy failure.
(Child Poverty Action Group 2016)
Despite small improvements in closing the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, if we continue at this pace the UK will lose at least 3 generations before equality is reached. Inequalities do transmit into later life outcomes, where young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to continue into further or higher education and, without the basics in literacy, will have lower average earnings, poorer health and greater propensity to become involved with crime.
(Education Policy Institutes ‘Closing the Gap’ report 2017)
The Children’s Literacy Charity exists to change the lives of children and young people. Our vision is to see all underachieving children recognise their value and achieve their true potential, and we can do this by providing individualised early intervention literacy teaching and by building skills and confidence through an affirming relationship between tutor and child.
Literacy Labs, in schools and community spaces, provide more children with the vital and rare opportunity to receive high-quality literacy intervention. Our Expert tutors, within each Literacy Lab, provide regular, 45-minute one-to-one tuition that is tailored to suit each individual child’s needs.
Children get referred to The Children’s Literacy Charity for a multitude of reasons. While we care about what each child is going through, we always focus on tailoring our intervention to help them overcome their barriers to learning rather than dwelling on the things we’re unable to change in their lives.
Contact us today to see how your child could benefit from attending a Literacy Lab: 020 7740 1008