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Alison Allan 11/12/2012 - 16:48 - 0 Comments

I couldn't help being impressed when I introduced a new business partner to their school recently.

The school co-ordinator presented the business co-ordinator with a welcome pack, so I thought - 'Ah - this is worth sharing!'.

The content runs along these lines:

  • A frontsheet with name of volunteer, the partner pupil [s], their class name or number, teacher's name and...
Alison Allan 06/12/2012 - 15:35 - 0 Comments

Reading buddy volunteers are doing much more than teaching children to read or just giving them reading practice!

A recent study revealed, 'Where there is a level of chaos at home and irrespective of social setting and English as an additional language - the most important influence in building a child's resilience and self-efficacy is having 'a special somebody' helping them make sense...

Roger Opie 06/12/2012 - 11:25 - 0 Comments
fireworks to celebrate the year with Ablaze

Ablaze Celebration Event 15 March 2013 will be held at the SS Great Britain site and is kindly sponsored by Rolls-Royce plc

The  breakfast event  from 08:15 to 11:00 will feature key speakers, presentations of Ablaze programmes and our celebrated awards for those individuals, businesses and schools who have contributed the most to the successful delivery of Ablaze programmes during 2012...

Myles Orme 13/11/2012 - 11:17 - 0 Comments

Schools ask if Ablaze's Mentoring will raise attainment levels. Sometimes it does.

One young man who had been predicted D’s and frustrated everyone who believed he had much higher potential, realised B’s in his GCSE’s. His history teacher credited the mentoring programme. The Mentor had been able to give the young man some tuition, but in quadratic equations, rather than geography!...

Myles Orme 08/11/2012 - 11:22 - 0 Comments

I am often struck by how relevant this all is. 

I'll be putting together something for a group of secondary school students, fishing around for inspiration on the internet, and there it is: inspiration not only for the young people, but for me and perhaps for you.

Sometimes it is something I know so well, that is not particularly well expressed, yet the reminder alone serves to...