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Project information

Supplemantary school for deprived children

1. To improve the educational achievement of the socio-economically disadvantaged children in Ealing, Brent and Hounslow.
2. To improve young people’s self esteem and social skills.
3. To empower and increase parental involvement in their children’s education.

September 2018 - July 2019

Charity information: Education & Skills Development Group (ESDEG)

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  • Need


    The project will address low educational achievement and expectations of BMER children aged 7 – 14 year. We have identified through our experience working in this community problems such as:
    Majority of children are from large families living in overcrowded flats and parents are uneducated, unemployed or in low paid work, who cannot support their children academically.
    Children have low self-esteem, which leads to low self-expectation; and poor career ambitions and low aspirations.


    The overall impact of our supplementary schools:
    1. Improvement in attainment by at least one level for more than 70% of children.
    2. Greater parental support for children and developing positive relationships between parents and school staff measured through feedback from parents and staff
    3. Reduced risk of children's disengagement
    4. Improved children’s confidence, social skills and self-esteem
    5. School exclusions are reduced by at least 50%
    6. Providing positive role models to children

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Raising attainment by at least one level for more than 70% of children.


    » Four after-school education sessions each week in Southall and Northolt for deprived BMER children aged 7 - 16 years.

    What success will look like

    By measuring children's progress using tests. Getting feedback from teachers, parents and school reports

  • Impact


    • Children improve attainment which means better career prospects.
    •Children overcome barriers to learning thus improving their self confidence and aspirations
    •Pupils develop better social skills
    •Our project reinforces positive identities, inclusion and contributes to community cohesion.

    To assess the long term impact we will keep in touch with our pupils and their families to monitor their progress.

    Some of our volunteers and tutors were once pupils in our supplementary schools years ago


    1. Some children might not make enough progress. This can be mitigated by providing struggling children with more one to one time with a volunteer/tutor

    2. Some children might drop out. Our reputation attracts many families. We have waiting lists in case any child drops out, we will be able to quickly fill their space.

    3. Some children could become disruptive. The child's family will be contacted promptly to agree a suitable response as per ESDEG's Pupils' code of behaviour document.


    We will provide our donors with a report. Our donors are also invited to visit our supplementary schools.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £42,024

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      Amount Heading Description
      £28,080 Salaries and Wages: Co-ordinator: 18 hrs * £15 ph * 52 weeks * 2 years
      £3,650 National insurance 13% * 28080
      £842 Pension 3%*28080
      £2,400 Tutor's wages Tutors: 3 tutors at Harlesden Saturday School: 2 hrs* £15 ph* 40 week * 2 years = £2,400
      £320 DBS checks DBS for staff
      £3,000 Venue Rent at Fortune Gate
      £800 Volunteer expenses: 2 volunteers* average £5 per session* 1 session per week* 40 weeks* 2 years
      £2,932 Central costs Audit, bank charges, insurance, telephone, internet etc. 7.5% of project cost
  • Background


    Brent is in the top 20 most income deprived local authorities in the country; Stonebridge and Harlesden have the highest levels of deprivation. There are large numbers of BMER communities; low life expectancy; high unemployment and high child poverty.
    Ealing is in the 20% most deprived boroughs in England. Employment, housing and mental health problems affect Black and minority ethnic communities disproportionately. Unemployment of young people in Ealing is higher than in London and UK


    Children aged 5 - 19 from deprived BMER communities in Brent and Ealing. Children attending the school face various issues such as educational under-attainment, lack confidence and self-esteem, behavioural difficulties, insecure family circumstances and feelings of isolation, disaffection or distrust in school.The supplementary school treats each child as an individual, making joint plans with children and parents to identify and overcome difficulties with education and to build self-confidence

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    1. Majority of our staff and volunteers are from the same BMER communities that we serve thus we having deeper understand and insights into these deprived communities.
    2. We have a long experience ESDEG as we have been providing supplementary schooling since 2005.
    3-ESDEG serves as a trusted intermediary supporting both teachers and parents.
    4- We have relevant policies in all key areas.Hence, we achieved the Bronze award of National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education NRCSE.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Dr. Sham Qayyum

    Dr. Qayyum is the Chairman of our board of trustees. He is an Associate Senior Lecturer in Law and Leadership at SOAS, University of London.