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PROGRAMMES: Our programmes emulate teaching and learning at highly selective universities. PhD students deliver university-style tutorials to small groups of high performing pupils, developing critical thinking and communication skills. Between the tutorials, pupils undertake reading and writing assignments that develop effective research skills and academic writing skills, and promote independent learning. The programme starts with a launch trip where pupils are introduced to their tutor and then take part in a carousel of learning activities. For the next four weeks the tutor spends one day a week in school, delivering back-to-back seventy minute tutorials to groups of no more than six pupils. Building on the work that they do in tutorials, pupils work independently to produce a 2500 word extended essay with an original argument.
MODEL: We plan to connect schools and universities through a deep, embedded partnership structure that sees ‘Partner Schools’ commit to running at least one Brilliant Club programme at each Key Stage, with ‘Partner Universities’ helping us to recruit, train and place their PhD students to work as tutors in schools within their regional cluster.
For the academic year 2011/12 we now have a total of 36 confirmed bookings for secondary school programmes, bringing in expected revenues of over £60,000, and a total of 6 confirmed bookings for a primary school pilot, bringing in expected revenues of over £10,000. We have surpassed 90% of our projected capacity for the year and are now working to develop new partnerships for the future.
Over the next five years we project that we will work with over 15,000 pupils from schools serving low participation communities, including more than 3,000 who are eligible for free school meals. By the end of 2014 we plan to have developed a partnership structure whereby 4 London regions have clusters that connect a total of 60 Partner Schools with 4 highly selective Partner Universities.
We have set out eight performance measures and our key targets are that, of all year 13 pupils completing a programme in 2014, 80% will apply to a highly selective university, 70% will achieve at least grades ABB at A-Level, and 55% will go on to study at a highly selective university.
Clear evidence of demand from schools, and an understanding of costs and prices that is informed by programmes delivered to date, together give us confidence that our operational model is commercially sound. It is a stated priority of The Brilliant Club to build a stable and financially sustainable organisation, setting out a realistic path to sustainability over the next three to five years. In order to achieve this we plan that revenue from trading will cover the organisation’s core costs, including staff costs, within three to five years.
Our base case financial forecasts show the organisation breaking even by the end of year 3, at this point incurring a maximum deficit carried forward of £75,955. In years 4 and 5 we generate annual surpluses of £12,100 and £39,570 respectively, giving a cumulative deficit of £24,285 over the five year period.