Springboard believes every child has the right to a fair chance of future success. We are a charity giving one-to-one teaching to improve reading and writing to children who are being left behind in their education. We only work one-to-one with children and we always work in partnership with schools.

We work in disadvantaged schools and communities. We don’t receive any government funding and we rely on donations from the public to carry on with our work.

You can read more on our website www.springboard.org.uk.

We are different because:

  • Literacy means speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • We only work one-to-one with children and young people with complex learning challenges so we can build on their individual strengths
  • We always work in partnership with schools and parents and make sure our work reinforces what children are learning in the classroom
  • We don’t believe one intervention works for all children all the time so we are flexible and make sure the content of teaching reflects what children need
  • We aim to work in schools and communities experiencing the greatest challenges
  • We make sure we have a range of skills so we can work with children and young people whatever their individual challenges and educational needs
  • We pride ourselves on the high quality of training and continuous development that we provide for our staff and volunteers.
  • We work with children and young people across Key Stages 1,2, 3 and 4.

This blog is written anonymously by one of our Springboard Centre Managers to provide a ‘voice from the centre’ – sharing the highs and lows of working one-to-one in schools with children who, for whatever reason, are struggling with literacy.

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