Welcome to SatchelPod! We create local, small, safe Pods of students to learn life skills. A revolutionary education opportunity at the heart of your community.
What is an Education? It will look different to everyone. Whilst achieving grades are important to give students opportunities, there are many things not taught in schools which should be. Personal finances, well-being, productivity, how to prepare for an emergency, logic & reasoning are to name a few. We use real life scenarios, games, discussions, debates and technology to help children and young adults make informed decisions and form opinions outside of their immediate school environment. We use cognitive optimization to connect students with their core school subjects: Maths / English / Science.
How does it work?
Satchel provides a qualified, DBS checked, professional Educator and a social agreement to ensure consistent high quality learning will take place in the comfort and familiar surrounds of Pod members homes, at a chosen location or online.
If you have already started a POD or would like to find out more in your location, please get in touch
The SatchelPod Set Up
Let us build your Pod, together. SatchelPod will:
I. Find you a local Pod Teacher that matched to your Pod members needs
II. Put together a social contract (this agreement between parents, the teacher and Satchel, protects everyone and allows pods to determine their own terms)
III. Prepare your pod space and provide initial learning material and equipment.
SatchelPod manage and support your pod:
I. We will manage your pod teachers pay, mentoring and contract
II. Provide communication channels and student engagement programs
III. Set up and implement curriculum learning for the pod
IV. Parent support and involvement with weekly education based guidance and
V. We incorporate student progress through self directed goals and reflection
How many students can be in a POD?
A maximum of 12 students can form a POD. We keep the number small to facilitate the best learning environment possible.
Who forms the POD?
We let parents decide to either put a group of friends together, join an existing POD or Satchel puts a new POD together.
What ages do you take?
Currently we take on 8-12 year old students.
Is it like an after school club?
Exactly. School can be incredibly overwhelming and competitive. Pods give students the opportunity to feel relaxed, learn important concepts and life skills whilst socializing. We hope one day these topics will be part of the national curriculum in the UK.
Where does the POD happen?
Again, we let parents decide. Some prefer a household and to rotate each household. Some have found a church hall and set it up there or alternatively we assist finding a location. We often like to take kids outside or to a specific space for them to learn.
How long is a class?
It depends on the activity, usually 90 mins.
How much does it cost?
20.00 GBP weekly, payable monthly in advance. Some extra excursions will be at an optional additional cost.
“We facilitate the championing of educators and like minded people that want to see change in the world”