Southwark Community Education Charity - UK
Educational enrichment for primary school children
Maintained and independent schools working in partnership for the benefit of primary school children in the London Boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham.
For over 20 years Southwark Community Education Charity (SCEC) has operated three schemes of enrichment classes on Saturday mornings in Dulwich for pupils from Southwark primary schools. SCEC works together with the participating primary schools to offer selected children the chance to extend their skills in literacy, mathematics or science in a stimulating and fun environment.
Working with ALMT, SCEC will improve educational achievement and confidence for 50 Year 3 children drawn from a dozen local primary schools. The children will be taught in four classes by experienced primary trained tutors. In addition, every child will have a volunteer Year 10 (14-15 year-old) pupil working alongside them acting as their mentor providing invaluable one-to-one support under the guidance of the tutor.
'The Southwark Community Education Charity Saturday Schools in Maths, English and Science are engaging and effective learning schemes with which we are proud to be associated. Watching the interaction of the older pupil mentors from the independent schools with the boys and girls from our community primary schools is inspiring. They learn so much from each other. This is the stuff of true partnership.'
Dr Joe Spence, Master of Dulwich College