Data from our recent Impact Reports showed that:
100% of pupils said that tutoring had helped improve their confidence;
100% of our volunteers and school teachers said that Jacari had had a positive impact on pupils' speaking skills;
100% of parents would recommend Jacari to another parent; and
94% of pupils told us they enjoy their Jacari lessons.
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Why Jacari is Needed
One million children aged 6-15 in the UK speak in excess of 360 languages between them—in addition to English. There are more than 15,000 school-aged young people who have English as an additional language across Oxford and Bristol. Their educational attainment is hindered by a lack of EAL resources in many schools in the UK and they are, on average, less likely to achieve top results in school exams than their native English-speaking peers.
When people feel left behind with language, they can feel marginalised and left out, hitting their confidence and damaging their ability to perform at school—and we are passionate about changing that. Providing children with a Jacari tutor is not just about improving children’s English, or helping set them up for success in exams—it’s also about creating a sense of belonging, helping them fulfil their potential, and improving their confidence.
EAL in Bristol: There are more than 12,000 young people in Bristol who have a first language that isn't English. We estimate that we currently work with fewer than 5% of the young people in need of extra support in the city. Our programme is invaluable for helping young people build up their confidence and language skills and allow them to achieve their full potential.
EAL in Oxford: Despite being in a wealthy county, Oxford is a deeply divided city with high levels of educational inequality. For example, just 28% of students in Blackbird Leys achieve 5 A*-C grades at GCSE, compared to 70% in Headington. Not one pupil eligible for free school meals in Oxfordshire got into Oxford University in 2013. In Oxford, around 35% of pupils have English as an additional language—this percentage is more than twice the national average. And as refugee families continue to arrive in the city, there is an increasing need for accessible English tuition.