Become a Young Barnet Foundation School Partner
Young Barnet Foundation (YBF) is committed to growing local activities and opportunities for struggling, vulnerable children and young people in Barnet.
A child's life is influenced by their home, school and community environments. By working together, we believe that we can create safer, stronger, more connected communities so all our children and young people thrive - and we want your school to be part of that.
In summer term 2022 we launched a new programme where schools are invited to join YBF as a partner. This gives schools access to our extensive network of voluntary, community sector organisations that work with disadvantaged children and young people in the borough.
There is no cost to schools – and many have already benefitted from enriching activities and interventions for their most disadvantaged pupils.
Here are some stats about the project so far:
We have 50 school partners that have joined Young Barnet Foundation since the beginning of Summer Term 21/22.
In that time we have made 159 connections between a school and our voluntary sector members.
This has resulted in 47 successful connections where a project has been delivered to at least one cohort within a school, sometimes it is delivered to 3 or 4 classes or year groups.
Thousands of Barnet’s disadvantaged children and young people have benefitted from these projects and interventions.
We have also visited 2 schools and delivered assemblies teaching children about philanthropy and ‘the journey of their pound’ when they fundraise for YBF.
Teachers have also benefitted from a range of free workshops workshops including Trans Awareness, Applying for Funding from John Lyon's Charity and Bid Writing and Fundraising training.
There is no charge to join Young Barnet Foundation and your school will become part of a thriving network bringing about positive social change and greater representation for the children and young people of Barnet.
Add your school's voice and experience to our network of hundreds of other Barnet organisations and connect with Young Barnet Foundation members and local voluntary sector organisations to enhance the support, opportunities and enriching activities available to your most vulnerable pupils.
Benefits for your school
Be more connected to your local community
No cost involved
Unlock access to funding to support your most vulnerable pupils by working in partnership with the voluntary sector
Access our network of Supplementary Schools to support your pupils who have English as a second or additional language
Contribute to and receive our monthly newsletter
Potential work experience/volunteering/Duke of Edinburgh opportunities for your pupils via our members and partners
Promote your space and community events through Young Barnet Foundation's newsletters and social media channels
Use of our logo on your website and promotional materials
Young Barnet Foundation offer
Introductions to YBF voluntary sector members that we think will complement your location/pupils/needs
Joint school/voluntary sector project funding and bid-writing support including 1:1 planning and review sessions (subject to availability)
Regular networking events with YBF's voluntary sector members, strategic partners and other schools to share ideas, best practice and explore local partnership opportunities
Access to sector-specific training opportunities and resources that will support your staff and benefit your pupils
In return we'd love it if your school could
• Get involved with local fundraising initiatives to enhance our Space2Grow Children & Young People’s Fund, and Christmas Gift Campaign, which in turn supports our most vulnerable children
• Champion our work and the work of our members and partners within your networks to galvanise wider strategic support for local groups
• Embrace the ethos of ‘Generous Leadership’ to support us, our members and partners by sharing expertise, learning, and experience
• Explore development opportunities to make our community safer, stronger and more connected
• Actively support our work to listen to the children and young people of Barnet through our Youth Voice project
• Help us to develop a strong, trained network of youth leaders
• Agree to support the values and aims of the Barnet Voluntary Sector Manifesto which can be viewed and signed up to here
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Our School Partners
The Annunciation Catholic Junior
All Saints' Primary, N20
All Saints' Primary, NW2
The Archer Academy Secondary
Beis Chinuch Primary
Beis Soroh Schneirer Primary School
Bell Lane Primary
Bodens College of Performing Arts
Brookhill Nursery (BEYA)
Childs Hill and Claremont Primary Federation
Coppetts Wood Primary
Christ Church Primary
East Barnet Secondary
Finchley Catholic High
Friern Barnet Secondary
Menorah Foundation Primary
Millbrook Park Primary
Mill Hill County High School
The Orion Primary
Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School
Rosh Pinah Primary
Saracens High School
St Andrew the Apostle Secondary
St John’s C of E Primary & Nursery School
St Mary's and St John's All Through
St Mary's Primary
St. Paul's C of E Primary
St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School
Trent CE Primary
Whitings Hill Primary