The Ladder Project is a Community Interested Company (CIC) that helps holistically develop students in Years 9 to 13 through a series of online and in-person workshops. Our mission is to ensure that all students leaving school are equipped with the skills required to succeed in the world of work and in higher education.
In 2017, 794,000 British young people were not in education, employment or training. HESA has shown that students are dropping out of university because they lack the basic skills to survive. We have recognised that there is a skills gap that disproportionately affects students from lower socioeconomic and BAME communities, and this has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our workshops and classes aim to bridge this skills gap so that all students can realise their full potential and thrive after school.
Our core Upskilling Programme teaches GCSE and A-Level students soft skills not explored in formal education, such as communication, public speaking and entrepreneurship. We also have a new strand of this programme called TLP Innovate.
Our virtual Masterclasses provide remote tutors, access to online resources and interactive, tailored workshops to GCSE students.
Our Parent Programme equips parents and guardians with the tools they need to support their child's progression through academia.
We have been in operation for over a year, and in that time we have run programmes for over 600 students and partnered with 4 different organisations. During the summer of 2020, we provided over 75 hours of free tuition to 36 students as part of our virtual Masterclasses. Our first TLP Innovate Programme included 25 students and resources to bring their solutions to life. As a result of our Upskilling Programme, 97% of students increased their skillset and 90% of students felt more confident about their future after finishing school.