Children Ahead UK supports Stamford Hill girls’ schools with help from Wohl Legacy

Children’s charity, Children Ahead UK, has successfully carried out the first year of its new pilot programme aimed to provide educational support to girls’ schools in Stamford Hill, thanks to the Wohl Legacy.

The charity, which was set up in 2012 to help children thrive in their education, previously only worked with boys outside of school. With the support and funding of outstanding partner, The Wohl Legacy, it has been able to widen its services and support girls through their schools in the community.

Through their service, Children Ahead, offers assessments of the children’s needs, speech and language therapy, training for Special Education Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) and Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP).

During the first year of their girls’ school programme, Children Ahead UK, have been able to support 10 girls’ schools and a total of 61 girls.

Professor David Latchman, Chairman of the Trustees of the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation, said: “It is extremely important that we help all children to enjoy, succeed and thrive within their education.”

“We are delighted to be able to fund Children Ahead UK as they carry out their programme within girls’ schools. Having worked with the charity for many years now, we have seen first-handed how their important work has transformed the care and attention given to boys with special needs across Stamford Hill. To be able to help them expand their important work to girls’ schools too, is something we are extremely proud of.”

The Wohl Legacy has long supported Children Ahead UK, having worked with the charity since it was established in 2010 offering funding and guidance. Their partnership has helped towards training schemes for SENCOs, therapeutic support and advice services.


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