Volunteering Opportunity - Lanuage Buddy/ Teaching Assistant

Lanuage Buddy/ Teaching Assistant at Burntwood School

Burntwood School have some lovely students who are new to English, and new to education, some of
whom arrive in years 8 and 9.They have a huge mountain to climb to quickly improve their English to be able to get as much as possible from their lessons.

Their teachers try hard to make the work accessible for them, but they need lots of extra support to become
effective learners and confident young people.

You will be working in small groups or 1 to 1 on activities set by the teachers, translating key words into the home language, accompanying the students to classes to offer additional explanations of the classwork, and other activities supporting the students and their teachers.

Ideally volunteers should come for 1 or more days a week during school hours, for 2 terms or even better for longer so that you can build mutually beneficial relationships with the girls you help

Benefits to the Volunteer:

  • Experience working with young people, seeing them grow in skills and confidence.
  • Be part of a team of enthusiastic professionals
  • Improve your range of teaching and mentoring skills and experience of second language work
  • A Certificate of Participation to aid career progression

For more information about how you can get involved, please call Chelsey on 020 7960 4280 or email enquiry@volunteeringwandsworth.org.uk