FOUR year ten students at Hassenbrook academy in Stanford Le Hope graduated from educational charity, TalentEd’s programme recently after 21 weeks of hard work.
Billy, Conal, Callum and Myles all received certificates on completion of the programme, working closely with their tutor Denise Sparrow, one of TalentEd’s expert tutors, building their skills, confidence and aspirations in their education and their wider futures.
One of the boys said of their experience on the programme: “It helped us with our education and future life and teaches us things that we may not have learned at school that are useful.
“I was allowed to be open, our tutor was good to get along with and was always wanting to answer any questions we had. We built a good connection.”
TalentEd is a London-based charity that runs educational support programmes to engage high-ability students in thinking about their academic and future options, while helping them cultivate educational, vocational and life skills.
The charity’s tutors are all fully qualified teachers with experience in teaching a wide range of subjects and areas, lending their expertise and passion to inspire pupils to reach their full potential.
So far, TalentEd has supported 672 students across 42 schools, many of whom will not have had the opportunity to explore their capabilities as much as their more well-off peers may have, with factors like private tuition and privileged circumstances giving fortunate students a two year and eight-month advantage over those from less-fortunate families.