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ACCOUTRE

ABOUT ACCOUTRE CENTRE

FOR LEARNING

 

We are a registered community interest non-profit association.  Accoutre was founded June 2020 by Grace Oyerinde, the Accoutre Chair.  She then gathered caring parents and teachers within our community to bring forward the work. Accoutre is an education service for children between the ages of 7-16 years of age. We pride ourselves on delivering a high-quality education supporting our local black African Caribbean children, specialising in: Black History, Maths and English. We work from Key Stage 2 right up to Key Stage 4 and follow the GCSE curriculum. Our service is unique, in that we specifically target young people who would not normally be afforded the opportunity to tap into extra supportive tuition – which is completely FREE of charge!

We know that outcomes improve when they begin to understand subject matters; they naturally become more confident and self – assured which builds a stronger desire to succeed. Our Teachers and Tutors are passionate about supporting young people, thus providing the tools for them to flourish. Pupils hit harder by lockdown need extra support. During the covid -19 pandemic, we have ensured that children have a platform to learn through digital workshops. Our workshops are interactive and delivered to small groups of children, enabling easy discussion, children are able to ask questions to teachers and receive personal feedback. This makes for a refreshing break from the formality of school with the teacher at the front delivering to a large class of 30! We aim to provide an holistic environment within Accoutre. We are regularly in touch with parents and carers, we are making plans to offer workshops for parents and carers, via training, and conferences and inviting specialist guest speakers on occasions. When we meet face-to-face, children will be offered delicious nutritious food, taken on trips and outings to edify and cement their learning in a fun – filled way.

WHAT’S IN A NAME

….so we settled on Accoutre….

Accoutre is a functioning verb meaning: “To provide with equipment or dress, especially in a military setting.” Its origins are from old French. As a young committee, we played around with a plethora of words, and then unexpectedly someone mentioned: `What about Accoutre?’, on hearing our ears stood to attention, and furthermore hearing the meaning we all said in unison: “THAT’S IT! THAT’S THE ONE!”  So, Accoutre Centre for Learning was born.  It spoke about our aim and ambition – to clothe our young people with the skills that they need in order to be successful citizens in life.

ABOUT ACCOUTRE CENTRE

FOR LEARNING

 

We are a registered community interest non-profit association.  Accoutre was founded June 2020 by Grace Oyerinde, the Accoutre Chair.  She then gathered caring parents and teachers within our community to bring forward the work. Accoutre is an education service for children between the ages of 7-16 years of age. We pride ourselves on delivering a high-quality education supporting our local black African Caribbean children, specialising in: Black History, Maths and English. We work from Key Stage 2 right up to Key Stage 4 and follow the GCSE curriculum. Our service is unique, in that we specifically target young people who would not normally be afforded the opportunity to tap into extra supportive tuition – which is completely FREE of charge!

We know that outcomes improve when they begin to understand subject matters; they naturally become more confident and self – assured which builds a stronger desire to succeed. Our Teachers and Tutors are passionate about supporting young people, thus providing the tools for them to flourish. Pupils hit harder by lockdown need extra support. During the covid -19 pandemic, we have ensured that children have a platform to learn through digital workshops. Our workshops are interactive and delivered to small groups of children, enabling easy discussion, children are able to ask questions to teachers and receive personal feedback. This makes for a refreshing break from the formality of school with the teacher at the front delivering to a large class of 30! We aim to provide an holistic environment within Accoutre. We are regularly in touch with parents and carers, we are making plans to offer workshops for parents and carers, via training, and conferences and inviting specialist guest speakers on occasions. When we meet face-to-face, children will be offered delicious nutritious food, taken on trips and outings to edify and cement their learning in a fun – filled way.

WHAT’S IN A NAME

….so we settled on Accoutre….

Accoutre is a functioning verb meaning: “To provide with equipment or dress, especially in a military setting.” Its origins are from old French. As a young committee, we played around with a plethora of words, and then unexpectedly someone mentioned: `What about Accoutre?’, on hearing our ears stood to attention, and furthermore hearing the meaning we all said in unison: “THAT’S IT! THAT’S THE ONE!”  So, Accoutre Centre for Learning was born.  It spoke about our aim and ambition – to clothe our young people with the skills that they need in order to be successful citizens in life.

OUR VISION AND VALUES

We welcome all children and their families.

We celebrate diversity and promote relationships built on mutual respect.

 

VISION AND VALUES

 

  • Our children are at the very heart of everything we do. Our teaching staff are highly qualified and very experienced. Our tutors are: passionate, supportive and full of energy! We understand our children and believe that every one of them has the right to reach their respective full potential.

 

  • We aim to empower, enable and equip our children to be the very best through the teaching of black history. They appreciate that Britain has a deep-rooted history of Black Africans and Caribbean’s that have contributed and shaped what Britain has become today.

 

  • We provide small class sizes for Maths and English. Allowing teachers and children to actively engage in sessions. These needs can be clearly articulated and the trust is formed, thus instrumental to improving attainment levels and outcomes. We expect our children to turn up on time, be fully equipped and ready to learn. Trust and respect are fundamental, along with determination.

LEADERSHIP AND

GOVERNANCE

 

Building a strong foundation

We feel extremely blessed to have a strong and cohesive governing body, which is made up of professionals in the private and public sector, parents, and representatives from the community.

 

The governing body

The governing body meets regularly to discuss and formulate the strategic direction of Accoutre, building on the strengths and experiences of this committee.

 

Partnerships

As “no man is an island” we believe that partnerships help to make us stronger. We have and are working with organisations from the private and public sector.