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April 2021

The size and scope of the project that we undertook to support families during the pandemic resulted in a considerable increase in the size of the charity. In April 2021 our growing team moved to new premises to enable us to continue to provide resources to families and support our children wherever they were.

Our Story

August 2011

Passion for Learning was founded in August 2011 by our current CEO. From the outset the intention was to train and support community volunteers to use play and enrichment to provide 1:1 support to primary school children helping them to fulfil their true potential. Starting from scratch with no office and few resources Passion for Learning worked to establish a strong reputation for bespoke support and a passion for excellence.

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December 2018

Passion for Learning continued to grow as we increased our number of partner schools and the size of our volunteer team. In December 2018 we became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, officially making us a charity.

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May 2014

In May 2014 Passion for Learning became a Community Interest Company and acquired its first tiny office. Volunteer numbers increased allowing us to support more and more children. In September of the same year we opened our first after school Enrichment Clubs in three of our partner schools.

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March 2020

In March 2020 our world changed with everyone else’s. Prior to lockdown the majority of our work took place in the school setting. During lockdown we mobilised to ensure that thousands of families throughout Cheshire and beyond had the support and resources that they needed to help their young families at home.

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July & October 2021

In July 2021 the Steve Morgan Foundation gave us a minibus, opening doors to a much wider world for our children and families. In October 2021 we acquired additional premises in the centre of our Ellesmere Port community opening up a world of opportunity for providing imaginative new resources and activities for our children and families.

Present 2023

In 2023 we are once again supporting children with our fantastic team of volunteers. We now have 20 Enrichment Clubs including a reading club and a gardening club. The charity provides big events, trips, exciting activities and a wealth of bespoke support to projects throughout Cheshire. Our work to support families, including pre-school children, goes from strength to strength and our reach into the heart of our communities continues to grow.

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Meet The Team

Meet The Team

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Join the Team

Join The Team

We are currently looking for a...

Passion for Learning Volunteer Support Manager

Responsible to: Volunteer Support Team Manager

Responsible for: The recruitment, placement, resourcing and ongoing support of volunteers primarily in Winsford, Northwich and areas of Cheshire East.

Main role:  To recruit and manage volunteers to support a wide range of projects and experiences including 1:1 mentoring of primary school children and after school enrichment clubs.

Contract: Part time role 10 hrs per week term time only.

Main duties:

  • To contribute to a programme of recruitment that supports and enables the services, events and experiences that Passion for Learning provides.

  • To work within the Team to manage the application process for specific areas (supporting other areas as required) including interviews and the processing of DBS applications ensuring that new and prospective volunteers have a welcoming and efficient service from point of first contact.

  • To support the training and enable the placement of volunteers in a role to suit their needs and those of the charity.

  • To ensure that safeguarding of children and volunteers is a priority, underpinning everything that the charity does.

  • To ensure that all volunteers are well supported and resourced whatever their identified role and identify any additional training required to ensure that their work with the children is of the highest quality.

  • To observe volunteer sessions and provide supportive feedback using such observations to contribute to case studies and additional information for funding reports.

  • To collect any necessary feedback or assessment material to enable other members of staff to analyse the impact of the charity’s work.

  • To contribute to the work of the charity as a whole as and when required playing an active role in projects, events and experiences as and when required.

If you would like to apply, please email your CV to kirsty@passion-for-learning.com

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Enrichment Club Supervisor West Cheshire

 

Hours : 9 hours per week, 33 weeks per year (term time) to include the hours necessary to plan and operate up to 3 weekly 1 hour after school Enrichment Clubs located in schools in Ellesmere Port and Chester. Occasionally, clubs are extended for special sessions and workshops. Trips sometimes take place during the school day.

Responsible to: Enrichment Club Manager
 

Main role: To plan and lead 1 hour after-school Enrichment Clubs each supporting up to 15 children, which currently operate in term time in school settings in Cheshire West and Chester. To contribute to the planning and supervision of occasional special workshops, trips and events.

To supervise the Volunteers supporting at the Club and ensure the safe and effective operation of the Clubs.

Duties with the support of the Enrichment Club Manager and the team of supervisors are:

  • To contribute to the planning of a weekly after school club offering a range of exciting and motivating activities for a group of up to 15 children from 5-12 years old.

  • To work as part of a resourceful and imaginative team of staff and volunteers to provide children who frequently have little access to enriching activities at home, with an opportunity to pursue their interests and enjoy an exciting and motivating weekly session with high quality resources and experiences.

  • To work with the Enrichment Club Manager to identify the resources that each club needs to meet the bespoke needs and motivations of each group. To manage a small budget allocated to each club to allow for the purchase of a healthy snack which is provided to the children each week.

  • To welcome and supervise volunteers (trained and recruited by our Volunteer Support Team) allocated to each club maintaining good communication and ensuring that volunteers are supported as part of each club’s team.

  • Identify any additional training or support that volunteers may need to ensure that the activities and experience for the children is of the highest quality and the support that the volunteers provide is as good as it can be.

  • To identify and influence the purchase of specific resources for each club that complement the very wide ranges of games, books, sports activities and other resources available to all clubs.

  • To manage the setting up and tidying away helping to ensure that tables and chairs are laid out and safely stowed away after use.

  • Contribute to the completion of 2 key assessments for each child, each year that help to identify each child’s needs and strengths informing activities and demonstrating the impact of the experiences that each club provides over 12 months.

 

Post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and references.

If you would like to apply, please email your CV to kirsty@passion-for-learning.com

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