Learning Support Partnership

12th Sep 2019

NW Ipswich Big Local Trust is all about development and empowerment for our residents. It’s not always easy and things don’t change quickly, it takes commitment and determination and here is a great example of one residents dreams coming true.

Malakai Pearson came to us 4 years ago with an idea to offer learning support to children and young people in our community (outside of school) who need an extra helping hand due to dyslexia and other special educational needs.

This all came about from his own experience of not having someone skilled in dyslexia teaching to help with homework and his family struggling to find the right kind of support for their son.

Life wasn’t easy, and made that much harder because there was no one in the area that could really help.

As a young adult, Mal wanted to do something to help the next generation and when he heard about us he got in touch and told us about his experiences and how he wanted to provide a quality service that offers educational support and social activities in a safe place, with a qualified SEN teacher.

Finally, on Monday 16th Sept the Learning Support Partnership (LSP) launches with a taster session.

What is LSP? It’s is a special kind of after school club offering free specialist teaching and support for children aged 7 to 10, and their families. The club will run on a weekly basis on Mondays from 3.30 until 5pm.

There will be 45 minutes specialist teaching in groups of 6 with a qualified teacher plus 45 minutes of play and social time with targeted games and activities to support learning.

We are incredibly proud of you Mal