Inspiring educational attainment

The Beacon will allow us to present our culture of lifelong learning to thousands across the region. It will raise educational attainment and tackle inequalities in the most disadvantaged.

With a track record of engaging 'hard to reach' groups we will use the power of football and the Sunderland AFC brand to recruit those need some extra support or motivation onto programmes at the Beacon of Light that will improve their lives.

We will deliver vocational experience, formal qualifications, and study support including mentoring and advice guidance. We will provide progression routes for those wanting to develop their skills further, either with us or partner organisations.

Working alongside schools, colleges, training providers and other agencies we will deliver groundbreaking programmes to improve improve education attainment utilising engaging purpose-built classrooms and learning spaces. The Beacon will enable us to expand this provision and support schools and parents in a stimulating and inspiring learning environment as well as offering Teacher CPD sessions and coach education.

The Education Zone will help people lead confident, healthy and responsible lives as individuals and members of society. Participants in the Foundation’s programmes will gain practical knowledge and skills, as well as access to experiences that will help them live healthily and deal with challenges they may face. We will also develop youngsters’ wellbeing and self-esteem, encouraging belief in their ability to succeed.


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