We believe that the existing education system is not tailored to meet the needs of all pupils, that quality education is a fundamental right for all and that young people have a key role in solving educational inequality. We work to tackle unequal levels of access to resources and support, to enable primary school pupils to achieve their full potential.
Our vision is a society where all children irrespective of their background are able to achieve their full potential and where young people play an integral role in this
All of our tutoring is conducted on a one-to-one basis because we believe, and the evidence supports this, that pupils will respond better to having this dedicated attention which they otherwise wouldn’t have access to. The one-to-one nature of our tutoring also enables our volunteers to build a strong relationship with their tutee(s), helping them getting to know their tutee(s) and ultimately ensures our volunteers are able to provide tailored training which meets the need of that tutee.
The benefits go beyond the tuition as our volunteers act as role models, inspiring the pupils we work with, providing them with the attention needed to boost their confidence and helping them enjoy learning; all of which has an impact beyond the improvements in Maths or English which we see.
LED BY YOUNG PEOPLE
Young people have a key role in solving educational inequality.
Empowering young people has long been an important goal of NGOs, and it is a goal Students4Students shares too. However, we have taken it one step further; we don’t just empower young people to make a change we enable them to lead the change. Our member led organisational structure means the young people who volunteer with us don’t just deliver our tutoring, but they also set our strategy, decide our policies and help shape the very essence of what Students4Students sets out to do. Our young volunteers are our organisations leaders.
We have put young people at the heart of what we do because we believe that across the UK there are thousands of young people who share the same vision for a more equal education system which allows all children to succeed. We want to connect those who share this vision and use their passion, their ideas and their drive to change in their local communities. We believe that young people can be change makers.
We believe in the power of young people.
OUR CORE VALUES
1. WE ARE COMMITTED TO CHILDREN
We aim to inspire children with the confidence to succeed in life.
2. WE ARE COMMITTED TO QUALITY EDUCATION
We set ourselves demanding goals, provide the best tuition service and deliver a well-rounded approach to education.
3. WE ARE COMMITTED TO OUR COMMUNITIES
We seek to build a lasting relationship with partner schools and the communities they serve. We value building and supporting a network of tutors across the country to share ideas and to form friendships.
4. WE ARE COMMITTED TO INNOVATION
We will strive to create a culture where we are receptive to new ways of doing things and to empower our volunteers to look for ways to adapt to meet the individuals needs of every child.
5. WE ARE COMMITTED TO INTEGRITY
We will upload high levels of honesty in the way we interact with children, parents, partner schools and each other.