I’m Nathalie, CEO and co-founder of EduKit, an award-winning social enterprise. I set up EduKit 4 years ago because, having benefitted from life-changing extra-curricular support when I was a teenager, I felt that there was nowhere that the thousands of fantastic providers supporting children and young adults with academic, personal development and career support were able to showcase their services to schools. Nor where schools could monitor and analyse the impact of these services. And so EduKit was born.
Since then we’ve grown to working with over a thousand youth service providers who support millions of students across the UK and beyond. Our services are used by thousands of teachers daily and we’ve won awards from UnLtd, Nominet Trust and the Department of Education to name just a few. At EduKit we are obsessed by our ambition to help all young people to achieve their potential and we work tirelessly to support schools in improving outcomes for students, and in particular those from low-income or difficult backgrounds. It’s this commitment that we believe really sets us apart from our peers.
So when we were asked by the John Catt team to help manage the Schools Improvement site, we leapt at the chance. Not only did we see this as a way to help provide the latest education related news stories and updates but also as an invaluable opportunity to put our stamp on the site. As such, we will introduce guest posts from our team, teacher influencers and youth service providers that will inspire and inform readers on a variety of topics, particularly relating to innovation in schools and supporting disadvantaged students.
In addition to running Schools Improvement, here is some additional FREE (yes, free) support that we already provide:
– Supporting TeachMeets and organising themed events for schools e.g. on Safeguarding or Pupil Premium
– Complimentary student well-being audits for schools
– Access to an online database of over a thousand youth service providers
– Online pupil premium tracking and provision mapping
– Help locating local support and interventions for students
– Regular email bulletins with free or heavily discounted services for schools
Please email [email protected] or call 020 3191 9696 if you’d like additional information on one or more of our services.
Finally, please let me introduce you to the rest of our team:
Tamsin is our Schools Improvement site manager who you can email with any ideas, feedback or to request a post
Mercedes is our EduKit Schools Manager who helps schools with free resources and support for staff and students
Julia is our EduKit Provider Manager who deals with queries from youth service providers and all other general office enquiries,
The team is available by email or on 020 3191 9696 from 8am to 6pm daily.
You can also try me out of hours i.e. evenings or weekends on 020 3191 6796 – it diverts to my mobile and if I’m available, I’ll be very happy to help.
We really hope that we will hear from you over the coming weeks and months and in particular, really want to hear YOUR ideas for the site. Whether it’s polls you’d like us to run, suggestions for guest posts, concerns on certain topics within Education or case studies highlighting great success working with a provider, please do get in touch with us – we are keen to build a vibrant and dynamic news service that is packed with useful news content and articles.
Thanks for reading – we look forward to hearing from you soon.