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Students in Classrooms Primary - Learning Advocates

Learning Advocates make a difference in local primary schools. We recruit carefully selected students from Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham who will be positive role models for your pupils. Our students will support pupil attainment and character development, whilst sharing their experience of higher education and the opportunities it can offer.

About the scheme

Learning Advocates bring additional enthusiasm, energy and subject expertise to the classroom and give valuable support to teachers. Schools have found their participation in the scheme helped pupils understand the importance of education, raised aspirations and contributing to positive engagement in learning.

Learning Advocates support classroom learning by:

  • Supporting teachers within the class, or assisting with small group learning or offering 1:1 support
  • Inspiring, supporting and motivating pupils to learn

Location

This programme is delivered in school. Schools wishing to take part will need to meet our targeting criteria.

Timings

Placements are January – April for 10 weeks. Students will be in school for a full day or two half days per week.

Teacher, Croft Academy

The Learning Advocates that I have worked with have been professional, supportive and extremely positive role models. They have given freely of their time, no task is too much and they are always cheerful and happy to help. Thank you for this - it means a lot to be able to rely on them in this capacity

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