The Adnan Jaffery Educational Trust

One Degree Mentoring

One Degree is raising funds to create a programme for volunteer mentors to empower students from disadvantaged backgrounds by developing their self-belief and transforming their academic performance.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1141733)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£26,696

Amount raised

£30,103

Time left

2 days

Donations

18

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

  • One of our pupils was predicted a mid-D grade at the start of One Degree. He achieved a B in English which, considering all the government reforms, is remarkable.

    — Heena, One Degree Teacher

  • As Maths teachers, we noted an increased engagement from the students involved in One Degree. Students who had never before considered themselves as likely candidates for GCSE success now realised that it was within reach.

    — Nadeem, OD Teacher

  • Of all the charities I have worked with, One Degree makes the most direct and measurable impact.

    — Toby, Donor

  • My students are now more attentive, considerate and, for the first time, are fully focused in their exams.

    — Woodside High School

Situation

The cost of academic failure to our society is well documented by UNICEF, HM Prisons Service and the Department for Education. Failure results in lower social mobility, higher crime, unemployment and a fragmented society. The cost per person per year for someone not in education, employment or training (NEET) exceeds our One Degree per student budget 30 times over. Our current programme radius, within the borough of Brent, London, is an area failing to deliver a good standard of education.

Solution

Volunteer Mentors - regular learning leading up to student GSCE exams, embedding the skills, practice, planning, time-keeping, confidence required. Learning Through Technology - using flipped classroom and blended learning Online Support - - online mentoring and support platform available 24/7 and Motivational Guest Speakers Exciting Food