Cardiff Homework Clubs is a joint endeavour by Communities First, Cardiff University and Student Volunteering Cardiff.
The purpose of Homework Club is to support children in their learning development. The club also aims to inspire children to grow in confidence and develop new skills. Each of our clubs is well staffed. There are a number of volunteers, including Cardiff University student volunteers who provide support and supervision to children attending the club. Staff and volunteers are all DBS checked.
Each club offers a unique and safe learning environment. Volunteers and students help school pupils with their homework, coursework or revision. For younger pupils we provide fun and educational worksheets and games. We try to develop and support learning through a range of different activities i.e. educational visits, environmental activities, Information Technology etc.
Most of our homework clubs are located in the communities, but we also offer support to schools in supporting after-school homework clubs.
Benefits for pupils
- Improved exam results with all pupils
- Increased confidence
- Happier pupils, who enjoy their subject now and school in general
- Improvement in concentration and behaviour in younger pupils
- Pupil received scholarship to Howell’s School in Llandaff
- Girl expected to get a ‘D’ in one of the GCSE subjects achieved an ‘A’
Benefits for parents
- Parents are delighted their children receive the extra support they couldn’t afford. Happy to see their children achieve and have the chance to a better future
- Parents involved in homework clubs go on to study with the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Cardiff University
Benefits for volunteers
Volunteers become a valued member of the community, gain lots of skills, enhance their CV, gain in confidence and find direction in what they want to do.