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Kent Children's University Team


Meet the KCU team


Emma Jenkins - Manager of Kent Children's University

As a qualified infant teacher, Emma taught in Kent schools for over ten years.  During her teaching career Emma developed tools for demonstrating the impact of extra-curricular activities on pupils' attainment and achievement as well as focusing on the impact of strong parental engagement.

Emma was seconded to Kent County Council, as part of the Extended Services central team in 2007, where the role saw her support schools and organisations across the county to provide high quality extra-curricular provision.

Now, Emma's role as Manager of Kent Children's University sees her work with schools, businesses, organisations and charities to enhance the quality of their out of school hours' (co-curricular) provision for young people.   There is a strong focus around using Children's University opportunities and experience to raise Aspirations with a view to improve Attitudes to learning; thus leading to greater Attendance, higher Attainment and life-long Achievement (The 5As, as Emma calls them).  Developing skills for life and employment are also vital elements of the Children's University experience.




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