A&L Goodbody (ALG) has entered into partnership with jumpAgrade, the online grinds platform, to support six students at Marino College who are preparing for the Leaving Certificate for the 2020/2021 academic year. jumpAgrade provides online tutoring to second-level students regardless of location, ability or socio-economic background.
The partnership with jumpAgrade is part of ALG’s ongoing programme of supporting social inclusion in the local community through education. The grinds culture in Ireland has created huge inequality. Students from more affluent socio economic backgrounds can access a range of educational supports, and their rate of progression to third level education is greater than 90%, while disadvantaged students have a rate of progression as low as 3%.
As part of its Equity in Education programme, jumpAgrade, with the backing of partners such as ALG, is supporting disadvantaged students in accessing the grinds platform.
Based on their specific needs, jumpAgrade matches students with a vetted tutor who will provide weekly online grinds and personalised feedback. Results of this programme to date have shown an average grade improvement of 11.5%, with 85% of students reporting an increase in confidence in the subject.
Commenting on the partnership, Sinead Smith, Head of Responsible Business at ALG, said: “Supporting social inclusion through our educational initiatives is an important part in our overall responsible business strategy. Now more than ever social inclusion is an extremely prevalent issue as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are showing that inequalities are growing in our society. Giving young people access to opportunities is core to what we want to achieve with our partnerships in the local community. We hope that this will also increase the students’ chances of progressing to college and completing third level education.”
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