Our Educational Support Program Manager, Lisa, has now been with us for three months â€“ and her focus has been on scheduling Educational Assessments for identified children. We have built up a team of psychologists to ensure we can assess our children in either English or IsiXhosa, at home or in a comfortable office setting, and who genuinely care about our childrenâ€™s future possibilities. Every assessed child will also have an Individual Education Plan developed for them, which will be reviewed on a quarterly basis.
Lisa continues to drive the tutoring programme, and is working on extending the tutoring program to enable each child to have extra academic/social support twice a week for an hour. We have found more than just academic reward from the tutor programme; we have also realised thereâ€™s an opportunity for mentor relationships to be built and engaged in.
The younger childrenâ€™s sessions focus on game-based literacy and numeracy skills acquisition, while the 10 â€“ 18 year olds sessions focus on Mathematics and reading, homework/project help and exam prep. A goal setting workshop with all Grade 10-12 children is planned for early next term, with 3/6/12 month goals being engaged with. We hope to offer follow-up workshops to the older children once a term, as well as present opportunities and options available for after Grade 12.