Catch Up: Literacy sessions at the Community Trust
Aim of Catch Up To help Community Trust service users improve their reading and spelling skills using the literacy intervention programme, Units of Sound, with the main aim of helping those get back into work, enrol on courses and boost their confidence.
What is Units of Sound? Units of Sound is a structured, online literacy intervention programme that covers reading, spelling and writing skills. Units of Sound encourages independent learning.
Who is Catch Up for? Catch Up is for anyone who is, for whatever reason, behind in their reading, spelling and writing and wishes to improve their skills and confidence in literacy. The sessions will benefit people who, for example:
have missed out on a lot of schooling
are dyslexic/ have hidden learning difficulties
have English as a second language
have generally always struggled with their reading and/ or spelling
What will a typical session look like? A typical 45mins session would cover:
Students need to be able to read and spell three letter words as a minimum.
Students need to attend sessions regularly to see progress. Two missed sessions in a row would result in their place being offered to someone else.
Catch Up: sessões de alfabetização no Community Trust
Objetivo de Catch Up Para ajudar os usuários do Community Trust a melhorar suas habilidades de leitura e ortografia usando o programa de intervenção de alfabetização, Units of Sound, com o objetivo principal de ajudar aqueles a voltar ao trabalho, inscrever-se em cursos e aumentar sua confiança.
O que é unidades de som? Units of Sound é um programa estruturado de intervenção em alfabetização em linha que cobre habilidades de leitura, ortografia e escrita. Unidades de som incentiva a aprendizagem independente.
Quem é o Catch Up? Catch Up é para quem é, por qualquer motivo, por trás de sua leitura, ortografia e escrita e deseja melhorar suas habilidades e confiança na alfabetização. As sessões beneficiarão pessoas que, por exemplo:
perderam muita escolaridade
são disléxicos / têm dificuldades de aprendizagem escondidas
ter o inglês como segunda língua
geralmente sempre lutaram com sua leitura e / ou ortografia
Como será uma sessão típica? Uma típica sessão de 45 minutos abrangeria:
Os alunos precisam ser capazes de ler e soletrar palavras de três letras como mínimo.
Os alunos precisam freqüentar as sessões regularmente para ver o progresso. Duas sessões perdidas seguidas resultariam
em que seu lugar fosse oferecido a outra pessoa
English as a Second Language
From beginners to advanced.
Come and meet the tutor on Weds 7th or Thurs 8th June in the Community Centre
10:30 – 4:30pm
Everyone welcome to come along!
Now we have a lovely new centre...maybe you would like to pop in and see what is on offer!
Our ESOL Classes are designed to get you talking...different levels for your needs
All female classes available and the tutor welcomes those with under two’s!
We all need to understand each other....a fun and friendly class to get you all talking!
Maggie has worked with the Trust before and we know she is the tutor for YOU!!!
Keep checking the website.... more courses coming up!
21 Aytoun Place Stockwell Park Road London SW9 0TE www.thetrust.org.uk firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7924 9899
We are delighted to be able to offer help to people in the community. The Trust is working seamlessly with Peter Ford in the Training Room on Mondays and Wednesdays, the Trust can help you with your CV, signing on to Universal Job Match and assisting you with Job Search. We can also give your computer skills a lift. Come along and meet Peter from 2pm onwards.
It was a cold, dark January day and Daddy Fridge was fed up with carrying broken and busted chairs around the building...it was a light bulb moment and he leapt on his phone and typed in
“Wanted - chairs for our community...like the Trust...cheap and cheerful!”
Amazingly...it was the Commonwealth Games that bailed us out!
A quick trip, in a cold van, to Romford for Jamie and Faisal ...followed by the heart stopping moment where the(hired) van got stuck in the underground car park of some well known (but not necessarily best loved) eatery in East London. Some jostling and sweating...scraping and swearing ( a bit like child birth if I re member rightly!) and out slipped the van and Faisal’s heart rate returned to that of a normal human being not expecting to A few hours in a chilly container heaving two hundred, gleaming white chairs out across the freezing landscape and into the van.
A bit of banter...back to Brixton...drop off chairs and out again like heat seeking missiles to collect a beautiful set of banqueting chairs...so much discount! And back to Brixton again.
Two trips to the dump to get rid of rubbish and the day is done!
9:00am start....11:00pm finish...thanks to all those who helped when the chairs arrived...there were lots of hands on deck...Great communities deserve great chairs for our great behinds...and there’s not many in the area who can say that!
So those of you who want to hire our hall...be prepared to be dazzled by the ex Common Wealth Games chairs...come party with us!
Here is a copy of the postcard to be delivered during May 2013
Check out the following article from the UR Boss
Related article: the project achieved a runners up prize in the award for which it was nominated... for more details click here.
(one of the Trust’s most active volunteers) arranged for the Trust to receive free chickens from the Clapham branch of Nando’s
to enable volunteers to cook on Friday evenings and provide a hot meal for up to 100 people.
selected the Trust to be part of their corporate video
and this was filmed on Thursday 6th
February with over 100 local people attending. A meal was provided along with entertainment (for free!) by our groups who have been given free space to rehearse. This included the Tango dancers and the Hungarian break dancers. The young people who had contributed towards the CTH calendar were presented with prizes for their hard work. CTH staff attended.
The evening was very successful with Trust staff and volunteers meeting the Managing Director of Nando’s and also two representatives from the American Food Donation Connection
who are responsible for the redistribution of surplus food in association with the National Restaurant Association
This could be considered a controversial programme as currently the Mayor of London is trying to halt the distribution of surplus food to the homeless and poor on the streets. Those helping to supply food to the Trust include both Pret a Manger
The Trust does not currently advertise the free evening meal widely and there have been no reports of anti-social behaviour arising from the Food Project and we are hoping that the fact that the food is distributed by qualified volunteers within the confines of the building might mean we are going to continue to have food supplied.
Nando’s are currently running a very successful employability project in South Africa and the Trust is keen to be a part of this as 6000 youngsters were placed in jobs arising from the South African Project and although many of the issues are the same many are different and we are due to meet the leader of the project in the near future.
Jolly Good Jem
360 Calories Per Leg
Three Hungry Men
May I Have More
Email from Nando’s after the event:
“Hi Mala, Julie,
Thank you so much for hosting us last night – and for going to such great lengths to making it a special occasion. We got some great footage, but more importantly we had a really emotional experience of seeing where our chicken is being put to such good use (and to think it used to go in the bin). We were all really moved by the great set up you have and the fantastic work you are doing.
Thanks again. We’ll be in touch (and of course, we’ll send you a copy of the film when it’s done).
Do the Right Thing Manager”