Children and families in Lambeth will have the chance to access the latest technologies and improve their ICT skills as part of a new Community Award project if enough people get behind it in a public vote. The project is at aimed improving digital literacy, aspirations and attainment in the borough.
London Connected Learning Centre are delighted to announce we have been approved to bid for a Community Award with Engage Mutual Assurance. The award is to subject to a public vote and will rely on the community to vote for the project to go ahead. If successful the CLC will use the funding to support Family Learning and ICT in four Lambeth Schools, helping them develop their community connections, staff skills and resources.
The CLC will work with four schools in areas of high deprivation in Lambeth, including St Jude’s CE primary School in Herne Hill and Effra Early Years Centre in Brixton. Each participating school will receive tailored ICT courses for parents and carers. We aim to bridge ‘the digital divide’ so that parents can support children with school work and increase their own employment chances, as well as provide teacher training to encourage creative and effective computing teaching and brand new kit to support learning.
At the CLC we have over 15 years of experience of working with children and young people in Lambeth. Much of our work in school focuses on improving educational aspiration and attainment and is often targeted at parents and families as well as with young people directly. The CLC is the main deliverer of family learning programmes Lambeth schools, the majority of which have a language and literacy focus. Last year the centre worked with 554 parents and over 8000 children and young people, and 98% of parents and carers who use our service rate it as good or excellent.
‘It made me feel like maybe I could be a professional person, learning the language of computer. That’s what I have I learned, that independence, that confidence. I am knowing the new technology’ Parent on Hill Mead Primary Family Learning Course.
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For enquiries please contact:
London Connected Learning Centre,
Rectory Grove, Clapham,
0207 720 7514