‘CAUSE YOU CAN helps schools located in deprived areas of London achieve ‘outstanding’ OFSTED and Key Stage standards through after-school workshops. We use match-funding, so schools only have to pay a minimal fee towards the project delivery and we:
– Target SEAL (Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning) by actively supporting children’s emotional needs, so preventing the development of behavioural issues
– Help to raise academic attainment of learners who may underachieve because they lack confidence, have additional learning needs, or difficulties with home life
– Assist class-room management by engaging pupils who struggle to adapt to a structured environment
– Support integration of diverse learners who have English as a second language
– Aid community cohesion by fostering relationships between the schools and the local community through parents, guardians and educators’ involvement with the project
– Operate within a value-based framework that promotes the development of leadership skills and qualities, to facilitate the challenging transition from Primary to Secondary school
We’ve noticed a ‘knock-on’ effect this term. The children are taking a more vocal part in their class activities and peer groups.
Teacher, Granton Primary School, Lambeth
Do you know children who would benefit from becoming involved in our programmes? Would you like ‘CAUSE YOU CAN‘s workshops to be delivered at your school? Contact us!
How we work with schools
CYC asks schools to identify children who they think would benefit from being involved. Although we are based in Lambeth, any child between the ages of six and twelve is eligible if they live in a deprived area of London. We ask schools to share background information on the children to ensure that we can respond to individual needs and evaluate progress.
Hosting schools need to provide a suitable room for the workshops and practical support with organising the performances, such as sending invitations to parents and guardians.
CYC is committed to building sustainable partnerships with schools and children services. We do not wish to exclude anyone because of lack of funding and we use match funding, so that partnering schools only have to pay a minimal fee towards the project delivery.
If you want to host the workshops for one term only (or twelve sessions) you will definitely notice some benefits, but greater benefits will be gained through longer-term involvement.