Support our In-School Volunteers by advising them how to work with children in connection with (a) evaluating their skills (b) helping them acquire specific skills (c) behaviour.
Core aspects of the role Support the In-school Volunteers in at least one (but ideally several) of our partner schools by:
• Meeting (currently online) the In-school Volunteers at the start of the school year and contacting them each half term if they haven’t been in touch. Mentors should be ‘deliberately curious’ about how the sessions with children are going so that they can proactively offer advice, even when the volunteer is slow to ask
• Providing remote assistance to the In-school Volunteers if they ask for help with tutoring in specific areas of the curriculum.
• Providing remote assistance to the In-school Volunteers if they ask for guidance on dealing with behavioural issues with a child.
• Liaising remotely on educational issues with our educational contact in a school – typically the head of maths or a member of the senior leadership team. Our Area Leader (also a volunteer) will liaise with the school where an issue is administrative. Mentors report to the Chair of the charity. Optional additional involvement
• Together with other Mentors, further develop our written support material. This is used by the In-school Volunteers to work with the children and is publicly available on our website. • Also with other Mentors, further develop our training for new and existing In-school Volunteers and help deliver this.
• At least annually, observe In-school Volunteers in a session with a child, and provide constructive criticism. (This is currently suspended during the pandemic.) We strongly encourage all Mentors to participate in this way, but we recognise that some will be unable to due to full-time jobs or other commitments.
• Provide us with feedback and ideas from contact with their own volunteers and from discussions with other Mentors. This can make an important contribution to the running of the charity and to the improvement of our work with children.
About Number Champions (K&C)
Number Champions believes that every child deserves a good education, leading to better opportunities in life – and numeracy is a crucial part of this.
Our volunteers work one-to-one with children in state primary schools, helping them improve their skills and confidence in maths.
We have partner schools across North London and will be in Kensington & Chelsea from September 2021
Times you can volunteer
Saturday: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings
Monday: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings
Tuesday: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings
Wednesday: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings
Thursday: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings
Friday: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings