22 September 2023

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Welcome our new Designated Safeguarding Lead, David-Jack Hanson (DJ).

DJ is a qualified youth worker who has spent the last decade working with young people in a range of formal and informal settings. He is currently a Designated Safeguarding Officer at a national youth work charity running residentials, overseas trips and after-school clubs across Great Britain. At university, he was an active member of Nightline, helping to support student mental health.

A big Thank You to Graham Beeden who helped us create our initial safeguarding infrastructure. He has now stepped down after 5 years as our Designated Safeguarding Lead.

18 September 2023

Annual Report

We have just published our Annual Report for the Year 2022-23 which incorporates our Impact Statement.

It is very encouraging to learn from teachers that 86% of children who participated in our programme last year showed a measurable increase in confidence with maths, 79% were more engaged in classroom lessons, and 83% showed a measurable catch-up in attainment with the rest of the class

4 September 2023

New Operations Coordinator

We are delighted to welcome Julie Cooke, our part-time Operations Coordinator, who has just joined our professional team.  Julie has worked in the charity and non-profit sector for over twenty years in a range of roles, most recently managing a literacy based mentoring programme within the New York City elementary school system. She will be supporting Lorraine Gerrard, our Head of Operations.

27 April 2023

Coronation Champion Awards

We are delighted that, on behalf of everyone at Number Champions, our founder has been named a Coronation Champion!
The Coronation Champion Awards, launched by The Royal Voluntary Service, celebrates the work of extraordinary volunteers across the UK. We are thrilled that our charity, and our amazing volunteers, have been recognised in this way.

19 April 2023

29th school!

We have just welcomed our 29th school to the Number Champions family! Our new volunteers look forward to starting there.