About Tomorrow’s Achievers

Children undertaking master class activities in a class-room illustration 3

Coram Tomorrow’s Achievers provides thought-provoking, enriching extra-curricular masterclasses for curious children, focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths (STEAM).

Our affordable masterclass workshops are led by expert tutors and take place on Saturdays at Coram children’s charity. They cover a wealth of topics – including science, technology, maths, philosophy, literature and the arts – in ways which engage, stretch and challenge the most able and curious children and young people. Since Tomorrow’s Achievers launched in 1998, 20,000 children have benefitted from the workshops.

Tomorrow's Achievers is part of Coram, the UK's oldest children's charity, which reaches more than a million children and young people every year.

The Coram Group includes Coram Life Education, the UK's leading charity provider of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education, reaching over 350,000 children across the UK.

Statement on Safeguarding and Child Protection

It is a key principle for the Coram Group that children or adults at risk are kept safe and prevented from suffering harm. All Coram Group staff members and volunteers have a responsibility to do all they can to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults at risk with whom they come into professional contact. The Coram Group approach to safeguarding children or adults is based on the principles recognised in the Children Act 1989, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Human Rights Act 1998, the Care Act 2014, and the Equality Act 2010.

Effective safeguarding of children should aim to meet the following two key principles:

  • Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility: for services to be effective each individual and organisation should play their full part; and
  • A child centred approach: for services to be effective they should be based on a clear understanding of the needs and views of children.

Coram’s safeguarding procedures recognise that:

  • The welfare of the child is paramount
  • All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation, or identity have the right to protection from all types of potential or actual harm.
  • Working in partnership (whenever this is possible) with children, their parents, carers and other agencies is key to promoting children’s welfare.

The Coram Safeguarding Policy & Procedures document is available on request.

Tutors and support staff / volunteers have an Enhanced DBS disclosure check, and are never left unsupervised with a child.

In order to protect the health and physical safety of children and young people attending a masterclass, all parents are sent a questionnaire in advance of the masterclass seeking information as to whether the child or young person has any health issues of which we should be aware and whether there are any dietary issues about which we should know. We also require the parent's contact details throughout the day and the name of the person who will be collecting the child from the masterclass. If someone other than a parent will be doing so, then we request the parent/carer’s explicit permission and the nominated person's full name and contact number. No child or young person is allowed to leave on his or her own, unless the parent has notified us in writing on the form that this has the parent’s agreement. Copies of the questionnaire are given both to the masterclass leader and the venue where the masterclass takes place.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Coram is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to avoiding unlawful discrimination in employment and service provision. Coram believes that having a workforce with a rich mix of backgrounds, knowledge, abilities and skills enhances our ability to deliver high quality services to the broadest range of children, young people and families. Coram aims to build and maintain a diverse workforce that reflects the communities that Coram works within. This policy is intended to assist Coram to put this commitment into practice. Compliance with this policy should also ensure that employees do not commit unlawful acts of discrimination. Striving to ensure that the work environment is free of harassment and bullying and that everyone is treated with dignity and respect is an important aspect of ensuring equal opportunities in employment.

The Coram Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy is available on request.