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Closing the Covid Gap

For pupils in need

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My story

[p][b]We need to help vulnerable children whose schooling has been so massively disrupted by Covid-19. Many could be sacrificing their futures for the rest of the community, and to protect the elderly, because their schools aren't working normally. We must help them now.[/b][/p][p][i]“Covid 19 has dealt a hammer blow to the prospects of our most disadvantaged learners” (Robert Halfon, Chair of the Education Select Committee and Lord O’Neill of Gatley).[/i][/p][p]Early in lockdown it was already obvious to my daughter, a teacher, that learning at a distance was proving harder for vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Harder too for those whose parents were key workers, like many in the NHS who couldn't give the same home support that others could. Pupils already at a disadvantage are still being hit hardest, despite the best efforts of schools to maintain children’s motivation and confidence in learning.[/p][p]So together we set up this campaign. Even when schools reopen fully, many students will never catch up with their peers [b]unless they get extra help[/b]. Many charities have provided valuable help to vulnerable pupils in the past. Now these charities need even more funds to extend their reach, recruit more tutors/volunteers and benefit more children in more schools.[/p][p]The charities we've selected below have strong evidence showing the gains resulting from tuition, mentoring and individual support that increase children’s engagement and confidence in learning. They need our help right now, so please support our appeal. Click on the Donate button and you'll contribute to each charity equally. We owe it to a growing group of young people who might otherwise suffer from this disruption to their education for the rest of their lives.[/p][p]My personal pledge is also to help children who have fallen behind in their reading. I did this in a school in NE London when I was at university nearly 50 years ago. It’s time to do it again, when schools reopen and lockdown eases. The charities need volunteers too.[/p][p]PLEASE please forward this campaign to as many other people as you can.[/p][p]Thank you! ...Rosemarie Ghazaros and Roz Pedder[/p]
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Sep 17, 2020

Alison

Couldn’t see the film this evening - hope the discussion went well. Ali

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 17, 2020

Fedelma

Thank you for doing something practical for this key issue which we all know needs attention but simply gets our verbal support.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Sep 15, 2020

Sima

£50.00

Sep 15, 2020

Loraine

Great work and great initiative on this important issue

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2020

Zoe and Tom

Great work Rosemarie and Rozzy x

Sep 13, 2020

Anonymous

Dear Rosemarie and Rozzy. Thank you for all you are doing to highlight this important issue. I hope that people vote for change as well as donate. Best wishes Philippa and Greg

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 9, 2020

Bryn Hughes

Congratulations on a great campaign, Rosemarie and Rozzy!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 7, 2020

Jane Fawkes

Such a vital initiative which needs to keep going.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Aug 11, 2020

Anonymous

£500.00 plus £125.00 Gift Aid

Jul 9, 2020

Peter and Janet

Persevere, the kids always remember you