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First Star UK in the News

Only 6% of care leavers go to university. They deserve better chances. THE GUARDIAN, November 7, 2017 - Ruth Kelly As those who work in education and social care will know, the issue of how we help children in care is a challenge that can sometimes feel intractable. Thanks to numerous policy changes under successive [...]

By | 2017-11-07T19:32:28+00:00 November 7th, 2017|News, Saint Mary's|Comments Off on First Star UK in the News

First Star UK Launched – Press Release

TIDMMLVP 1 November 2017                              Milamber Ventures Plc                       First Star Academies Launches in UK                       At St Mary's University, Twickenham First Star radically improves the lives of teens in care by partnering with social services, child welfare agencies, universities, and school districts to ensure that they obtain the academic, life skills, and adult support needed to successfully [...]

By | 2017-11-01T17:48:23+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Press, Saint Mary's|Comments Off on First Star UK Launched – Press Release

Sir John Cass’s Foundation Supports UK First Star Academy at St Mary’s

The Foundation has awarded a major grant of £400,000 over the next four years to St Mary’s University, Twickenham towards the First Star Academy, to improve the educational outcomes of young people in care. Emanating from the United States, First Star Academy brings an innovative, inclusive approach to improving access, participation and achievement in education [...]

By | 2017-11-01T17:39:10+00:00 November 1st, 2017|News, Saint Mary's|Comments Off on Sir John Cass’s Foundation Supports UK First Star Academy at St Mary’s

Summer at the St. Mary’s Academy

This report focuses on the summer residential element of the academy which ran from from 24th July to 19th August with students in residence for that whole period in St Mary’s University halls of residence on the main Strawberry Hill campus (unless time out was previously arranged, for example to accommodate a pre-arranged family holiday). [...]

By | 2017-09-14T18:15:44+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Saint Mary's, Saint Mary's Stories|Comments Off on Summer at the St. Mary’s Academy