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Project Description


We know that a proportion of gifted pupils from certain areas aren’t meeting the national average.

As a trained teacher, our Founding Director created our first Learning Hub in 2006 to work in partnership with schools and their communities in order to provide a relaxed space after school where children and young people can drop in and access extra tuition and clubs.

We can support the work you currently do by

  • Running a Learning Hub
  • Running a STEM Challenge
  • Running a Summer School
  • Train your 6th Form Pupils

‘I am writing in recognition of the outstanding contribution Success4All has made to the Curriculum at Walker Technology College since our partnership was formed in 2006. The College serves an area of extreme deprivation and increasing cultural diversity. It is an area where curricular solutions do not follow a one size fits all model, and where education is equally as much a pastoral as an academic experience. Success4All have embraced and built upon this dynamic from the outset and as a consequence their creative approaches to study support have added significant value to the life chances of many of our young people. The club has been commented upon by Ofsted in previous inspections and good practice visits as being a model of good practice.’

Mr Collier, Walker Technology Head Teacher

‘The Success4All Learning Hub has enabled us to offer additional learning opportunities outside of the traditional school day. With the children getting close support from volunteers, this adds real value to learning and helps pupils to progress in the key areas of Reading, Writing, Maths and Science at Westgate Hill.’

Karl Ellerbrook, Westgate Hill Primary Head Teacher

Running a Learning Hub

The Learning Hubs are a flexible service that can be tailored to meet the needs of your pupils and are an effective educational service that can enhance and extend mainstream education. Based upon the Educational Endowment Fund Teaching and Learning Toolkit, peer mentoring has on average a positive effect to approximately five additional months progress.

Most Hubs run after school for a maximum of an hour and a half and are led by a trained Learning Hub Coordinator with a team of 7/8 trained volunteer peer tutor befrienders.

If you would like more information about setting up a Learning Hub in your school, please email us at info@s4a.org.uk.

Otherwise, if you know of a couple pupils who would benefit you can always refer parents and pupils. Find the nearest Hub.

Running a STEM Challenge

Developed specifically for KS2 pupils, our 6-week learning programme gets a whole class engaged and hands-on with key sections of the science curriculum. Every project is practical and team-based, ensuring each pupil develops key investigation skills, builds scientific vocabulary and works together with their class.

Inspired by the ‘real-life’ challenges and big questions faced by leading North East science, technology and engineering companies, pupils will work to solve a challenge over 5 weeks. On the sixth week, pupils have the opportunity to visit a leading North East STEM company/university faculty site with a bespoke tour around the areas of site relevant to challenge.

In one 6-week STEM Challenge programme, pupils will:
  • Plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions.
  • Take measurements using a range of scientific equipment.
  • Record data and results.
  • Report and present findings from enquiries, including conclusions in oral and written forms.
  • Use scientific language and understanding to explain findings.

“The project gets the pupils engaged with STEM subjects early on so they have been bitten by the buzz and excitement of STEM before they reach secondary school.” Joe Temple, secondary engineering lead teacher

“Feedback from the children was really positive. They definitely enjoyed the sessions. The STEM project certainly supported and encouraged them in maths/science” Year 6 class teacher

Take a look at our STEM Challenge page for more information.

Running a Summer School

The 6-week summer holidays can always be a struggle for parents to find affordable activities for their children, which is why we like to run a 3-week Summer School. Our Summer Schools are designed with a clear academic element to helps to keep children physically and mentally stimulated.

If you are interested in how we could run a Summer School at your school, please email us at info@s4a.org.uk.

Otherwise, if you know of a family who would benefit you can always refer parents and pupils. Find the nearest Summer School.

Train your 6th Form Pupils

We are always looking for dedicated volunteers who want to share their knowledge and skills with the children and young people in their community.

For their after-school volunteering time, we can give your 6th form pupils a real-life practical experience to help develop key employability skills, while also offering them the opportunity to gain an AQA Skills Level 3 accreditation in Peer Tutoring and Befriending.

If you would like us to attend an assembly to talk to them about this role, please email us at volunteers@s4a.org.uk.



‘Sessions are well staffed with the volunteers and children get a lot of one-to-one attention and help with their learning.’

Alison Ainslie, Community Manager, Wingrove Primary (2014)

‘S4A’s creative approaches and flexible delivery to study support have added significant value to the life chances of many of our young people.’

Mike Collier, Head Teacher Walker Technology College (2011-2017)

‘The Hub has been commented upon by Ofsted (2011 and 2014) as being a model of good practice.’

Mike Collier, Head Teacher, Walker Technology College

‘S4A have had a major impact on the achievements of our EAL-students and contributed to the fact that, in one year, our school EAL-pupils achieved better exam results than any other Newcastle secondary school.’

Don Burbeck, Deputy Head, Walker Technology College (2006-2016)

‘Success4All ran a German club, a Spanish club, an Italian club, an Italian Cooking club in our school.  It engaged both parent and pupil in a different way of learning.’

Steve Gittins, Tyneview Primary (2012)

‘Success4All is a great intervention both for students and staff, both in school and in a community setting. They have the opportunity to drop into the after school club and use facilities with support from their peers, approachable university students and staff. A great resource to be able to use when implementing personalised learning plans.’

Tony Bell, Pupil Intervention, Walker Technology College (2008-2018)