TalentEd is a charity that offers high-ability young people a year-long programme of weekly small group sessions.
As a charity, we believe that every young person should have the support, skills and aspirations to realise their potential. Our qualified teachers and inspirational role models improve grades and academic and career options for students.
TalentEd’s programmes are tailored to the needs of the individual by expert teachers. Our partner schools identify the needs of their cohort and choose a programme theme, either a) study skills, confidence & aspirations, b) subject specific, or c) study skills & revision. TalentEd tutors then provide individual support to their small group of students, tailoring sessions to help them reach their potential.
We believe that every young person should have the support, skills and aspirations to realise their potential.
Sadly, this is not the case for young people from low income areas in the UK and educational inequality is highest amongst the brightest students. High ability students from low income backgrounds are substantially behind bright well-off pupils academically – a gap of around 2 years and 8 months (Sutton Trust, 2017).
These students miss out on university and careers. The 2014 Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission Report tells us that the most advantaged children are 6 times more likely to go to university than the most disadvantaged. In addition, those from low income backgrounds are more than twice as likely to be unemployed.
of students felt their study skills had improved
of students felt they had improved their application & interview technique
of students felt they had improved their self-awareness & growth mindset
Our Theory of Change
Our success relies on our three key pillars: bright students, small groups, and expert teachers. Using these ingredients, we tailor our programme to the needs of the individual students. Personalised support is what makes a key difference to our students.