We are excited to share our latest impact report with you, which includes information about the young people we supported in the 2021/22 academic year; the results of our surveys showing the impact of Jacari tutoring on their language skills, confidence and aspirations; stories about some of our amazing Jacari pupils; how we are funded and our plans for the next year.
The 2021/22 academic year has been challenging for the young people we support as they tried to catch-up with school work and their English language skills after missing months of education, whilst still facing disruption from waves of Covid. As a result, we saw increased demand for extra tutoring from both our primary and secondary school partners.
It was also a year of growth for Jacari, as we expanded our team so that we now have two Coordinators in each city. This allowed us to put on a full programme of kids’ events and trips and it was wonderful to be able to meet our pupils, their families and volunteers in-person and have some fun with them! We also had our first ever summer celebration event, which you can read more about here.
Here are some of the key findings from the report:
We supported 153 children and young people.
We worked with 20 partner schools across Oxford and Bristol.
We provided 1762 hours of tuition.
We ran 9 kids’ events and trips.
62% of our pupils were at primary school and 38% at secondary school.
40% of our pupils arrived in the UK less than 2 years ago.
Our pupils speak 31 different languages between them. The top languages spoken are Arabic, Pashto, Somali, Spanish and Portuguese.
Impact on language skills:
85% of our pupils and 86% of their parents/carers said that their Jacari lessons had helped them improve their English language skills.
93% of school contacts thought that Jacari lessons had a positive impact on pupils’ language skills.
64% of our pupils went up at least one EAL band in the year, with some going up two or three bands.
Impact on confidence:
97% of our pupils said that the lessons had helped them feel more confident.
93% of teachers had seen an improvement in confidence levels.
89% of our volunteers reported that their pupil had become more confident during the time they’d received Jacari lessons.
97% of pupils said they enjoyed Jacari lessons.
Impact on aspirations via positive connections:
81% of volunteers said they had a very positive relationship with their pupil.
79% of parents/carers said their child’s Jacari tutor had been a good role model for their child.
We hope you enjoy reading the report!