SKIPS Connect Programmes for Small Business Sponsors
SKIPS Connect is an effective outreach campaign that builds meaningful relationships between the local school and its families and the local business community – veterinary practices, dentist practices and other local goods and services.
We offer a unique way for the Small Business owner to connect with the local families in order to improve family learning and academic progress of the local children.
SKIPS CONNECT empowers small businesses to contribute to the public effort to create sustainable, modern cities of the future in which the individual members of the local community, small businesses and families alike, will be able to thrive. In this regard, the small business Sponsor will support SKIPS to act as an agent for families, communities and cities.
SKIPS Connect Parameters
The SKIPS Connect programme offers a unique opportunity to introduce the Small Business Sponsor into the family household and to create brand recognition. The SKIPS Connect Programme will be tailored to the Sponsor’s objectives and can involve English, Maths and/or Life Skills work books.
Our Life Skills Books are paired with a lesson plan approved by the appropriate public authority. The lesson plan will fit into the national curriculum with respect to English, Maths, Science, Geography, Art and other relevant subjects.
Our English and Maths books will be integrated into the homework schedule and embedded into the school and family life via our SKIPS Educational Programme guidelines.
We will provide all data on your local school communities you wish to reach, including demographic analysis.
Our Connect programme will include best practice guides for schools, parents and teachers in order to integrate the school curriculum into the home environment. We encourage the local schools to recognise the Sponsor’s donation and connect with the Sponsor at a school teaching event.
Cost of SKIPS Connect Campaigns
We agree the cost of each Connect campaign on a “price per book” basis. Please contact us to discuss general pricing options.
SKIPS and Local Schools – the heart of our operations
This is how we started – as a grass root company in Birmingham working with local schools and small business owners.
At SKIPS we enjoy working with our small business partners and local schools – they are the heart of the community and we highly appreciate the support of the local business community for our children, parents and teachers.
It is our local schools, teachers, children and parents who give us valuable feedback and help us refine our SKIPS books. The SKIPS children and their families are the focus of our mission.
The support of the local business community inspires und we are proud to make a difference to our SKIPS families and SKIPS Schools – and the business community.
Social Impact Reporting
As part of our commitment to our stakeholders, our communities and sponsors, SKIPS is dedicated to measure and report the social impact of its operations and campaigns.
Every campaign is important to us and we collect data on all Connect programmes (demographics, number of families, schools, sponsors etc) and include them in our annual reports.
The rationale for the SKIPS Parental Engagement Books
Educational research provides ample evidence that parental engagement is a crucial link in improving pupil attainment and changing family behaviour. SKIPS books are unique in their approach as they introduce curriculum based fun activities that trigger family communication and joint parent/pupil learning. We have won awards for our SKIPS methodology. Please refer to our Research section.