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Community Impact

SMK has provided a number of community projects since its inception.  

  • With the support of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, we were able to deliver free tuition in Maths, English and Science to over 100 students, from schools around Milton Keynes in years 9 to 11. 

  • To develop children’s passion for learning and reading, SMK volunteers ran a reading club for those aged 7-11. The club took place on Fridays, encouraging students to read different types of books to develop their reading skills, expand their abilities and become inspired. The COVID-19 pandemic halted this provision but should you wish us to restart this provision then do not hesitate to contact us with the name(s) and age(s) of your child(ren). 

  • With the support of the European Social Fund, SMK delivered the "Learning for Work" programme. This was delivered to 42 women from hard-to-reach communities in Milton Keynes with the aim of preparing them for employment. The programme included CV training, and confidence exercises and provided the women with tips and techniques to support them in their search for employment.   

  • The programme contained an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) component and as part of the 20-week course, learners earned the appropriate ESOL certifications. 

  • Funded by BFSS and MK Community Foundation, we have been delivering academic support for the city’s Looked After Children (LAC) as part of our Recovery After Covid (RAC) programme. This has seen learners studying Functional Skills English and Maths and developing new skills, such as learning how to prepare for exams, and increasing their knowledge in the different topics covered on the course. In addition, ESOL classes have helped learners to improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. 

  • Details of our ongoing projects can be found in our Mentoring and Leadership or Alternative Provision sections.

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