Schools Plus

Schools Plus helps young people to achieve their academic potential by placing university students with local schools to tutor and provide extra support.

Informaton icon Schools Plus helps young people to achieve their academic potential by placing university students with local schools to tutor and provide extra support.

Location icon Winchester and Eastleigh Schools

Clock icon 1-2 hours a week, during term time throughout the academic year

Applications for Schools Plus are now open! Click apply to get involved or sign up to Schools Plus here.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Winchester Hub are going online with our volunteering!

Winchester Hub are following goverment guidance and making volunteering COVID safe. Read our COVID safe guidance here.

As a result, Schools Plus is adapting to bring you online volunteering opportunities! To keep up to date with our COVID guidelines, sign up to our weekly newsletter here.

What is Schools Plus?

Schools Plus aims to tackle educational disadvantage and has been running in Winchester since 2014. By sending volunteers into local schools to tutor in teacher-led lessons, or tutor in student-led after school clubs for children, we can help support the education of young people to flourish.

During COVID-19, schools have had to adapt drastically! This year, we aim to help schools by providing remote support, both through tutoring programmes and by developing offline exercises for students!

Placements

We offer a variety of different placements in our local partner schools. All projects take place Monday - Friday, when applying volunteers may select their preferences. Placement selections are currently being finalised.

Schools Plus Virtual

We are offering two styles of volunteering:

  • Tutoring: Volunteers will be paired with students from local schools to online tutor in a variety of subjects.
  • Workbook design: Volunteers will create both online and offline workbooks for students who are needing extra support with their work from home. These can be in the form of videos, worksheets, games - the choices are endless!

Volunteering Commitment

We expect at least one term of volunteering, which typically involves 1-2 hours a week of volunteering during six weeks of a term, with an induction before your placements starts. Most volunteers continue into semester two, although you may choose to swap placement to a different school in the second semester.

Skills and Employability

Our Schools Plus tutors develop skills in orgnaisation, communication, teamwork, leadership and more!

This volunteering opportunity is excellent for anyone who wants to experience working with young people, or is exploring a career in education/youth work.

Training and Support

As part of Schools Plus, each schools has a volunteer lead who communicates with the school. On top of this there are two dedicated committee members and one staff member available for support and guidance.

You will also receive training in tutoring, resource making and safeguarding during your volunteering with Schools Plus!

Why not volunteer with a friend?

Volunteering for Winchester Hub is social and you'll have the chance to meet many like-minded people, but why not ask a friend to sign up with you too?

Volunteering won't cost you!

We reimburse ALL Winchester Hub volunteers' expenses throughout the project.

Reasonable Adjustments

Schools Plus is committed to being an inclusive programme, and encourages all students to get involved. All travel expenses are reimbursed and we can make reasonable adjustments to our activities on a case-by-case basis. Please read our safe space policy here.

We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including if you want to disclose a disability or special educational needs, please do get in touch with Sorcha at hello@winchesterhub.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.

Got Questions?

Feel free to get in touch with us at hello@winchesterhub.org with any questions you might have!

Alternatively, email our student committee! You can find their emails below!

To the left is a circle with a girls face smiling. To the write is text that reads "Ashleigh Heasman, Schools Plus Co-ordinator" in black text. Below is "ashleigh.schoolsplus@winchesterhub.org" in orange text. To the left is a circle with a picture of a boy (torso up) smiling in front of a view of mountains. To the right is text that reads "Harry Pannell, Schools Plus Co-ordinator" in black. Below that is "harry.schoolsplus@winchesterhub.org" in orange text. To the left is a circle with a picture of a female students face with dark brown hair and a black and white stripped shirt. To the right is text that reads "Jess Corkish, Schools Plus Co-ordinator" in black. Below that is "jess_c.schoolsplus@winchesterhub" in orange text.

You can also check out any other projects, such as Woolly Matters, over on our What's On page!

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