What is targeted support and reward?
The targeted support and reward focus area involves improving capacity in schools through providing targeted funding for services and equipment and providing targeted financial assistance through scholarships and bursaries. This focus area serves to support students in schools who require greater access to necessary equipment for their studies, such as technology and IT within schools with targeted funding. This focus area also involves providing financial support in the form of scholarships and bursaries to ensure students from all backgrounds have the same access to educational opportunities. Scholarships as targeted support have a rewarding impact on students as they view receiving a scholarship as a reward for academic achievement.
Why is it important to Ormiston Trust?
Providing targeted support is important to Ormiston Trust as these initiatives ensure that students have access to all necessary resources in order to achieve their full potential in school and later on in life. One of Ormiston Trust’s core values is to sustain success which can only be achieved when schools have necessary resources and when students, regardless of financial background, are able to access high-quality education. Providing targeted support and reward mechanisms through scholarships is a way to achieve this value.
Grant programme examples: Independent school scholarships, awards, transport fund, £500 bursary fund.
- Improved future job prospects
- Improved academic performance
- Reduced social/academic exclusion
- Greater school service provision
- Improved confidence
- Greater employability
- Reducing socioeconomic disadvantage