“In a year that has been anything but ordinary, Potential Plus UK has done some extraordinary things!”

As this unprecedented year draws to a close, I would like to thank you for your on-going support to our charity. At a time that has been anything but ordinary, your support has enabled our team to do some extraordinary things! We have worked flexibly and positively, adapting and enhancing our services for online provision. Despite the disappointment of no face-to-face events, and the enforced postponement and rescheduling of assessments, Potential Plus UK has made some significant achievements:

  • Over 2000 people used our Online Questionnaire
  • We carried out more than 80 educational assessments
  • We took almost 400 advice calls
  • 3500+ digital resources were downloaded, including advice sheets and activity packs
  • We answered over 1600 emails
  • We ran 21 courses for parents and professionals

Back in May, we launched our vPlus online learning activities for young people. Amazingly, we have run 115 vPlus sessions for young people on a wide variety of topics, totalling more than 1300 hours of learning!

We enter 2021 with this experience behind us, ready to move forward and do even more. We have spent time during this year laying the foundations for some exciting new events and services, including our vPlus Festival from 15th to 26th February. Look out for more information, coming soon!

In a year of change a further positive step has been the recent relocation of our office to The Open University campus in Milton Keynes. Read more about it in our blog We’ve Moved to the Open University!

Members will have received an email with the link to our annual membership survey. Please spare a few minutes to complete the survey and help us to prepare for the year ahead, ensuring that we are providing our families and schools with the information and tools needed to support young people with high learning potential.

On behalf of the team of staff and trustees at Potential Plus UK, I would like to wish you, your family, or your school, a peaceful festive season and a very Happy New Year.

With warmest wishes
Julie Taplin
Chief Executive, Potential Plus UK