During the coronavirus lock-down restrictions, some helpers are able to offer homework support via video call or e-mail. Please contact us if you are interested in this.


Homework Help was launched in January 2018 and aims to do just that: volunteers help students and pupils with their homework, to gain understanding and confidence so that they can do more on their own. We cover as many subjects as we can.

If you would like to request help with homework or careers guidance or a university application, or to volunteer to help, email: homework@sedgefielddevelopmenttrust.co.uk or find us on Facebook

Help with Maths and English is particularly in demand, but knowledge in any subject is always good to add to our repertoire.

Do you have training or experience to higher levels and could you spare an hour or two each week in term time?

What is Homework Help?

Homework Help consists of a growing team of volunteers keen to help students and pupils make progress with their understanding of their homework and school work, and build confidence in their abilities. We aim to help them to take further steps towards achieving their potential, however large or small those steps, and to help make firmer the foundations on which their future educations builds.

Typically, a student, or a small group of students with similar requirements, is matched with a suitable volunteer. Groups meet in Sedgefield town library, on Front Street, at a variety of different times to suit the individuals involved, usually on a Thursday or Friday evening. (Many thanks to Katie, Gary and other library staff for facilitating this, and making PCs and WiFi available to us).

We cover Year 6 through to Upper Sixth Form. We also have volunteers experienced in careers guidance, in helping to preparing university applications and interviews, and in essay writing. However, if the subject in which you are interested is not in this list, or you want help with a different year group, do get in touch with us anyway, and we'll do our best to find a helper.


If your subject of interest is not listed, get in touch with us anyway, and we'll do our best to find a helper - or volunteer to help in a new area.

We are always on the look-out for more volunteers - the more volunteers there are in the team, the more students and pupils we can help.


  • English
  • Maths
  • Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
  • French
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Politics
  • Careers guidance
  • University applications
  • University interviews
  • Essay writing

Congratulations to a mature student, who asked Homework Help for guidance with a university application, and has been offered an unconditional place at Newcastle University to study Computing.

He said, "Thank you again for helping me out with the application. That made all the difference. I don't think I would have got an unconditional offer on the first attempt without your help. The application was the easy bit, now comes a year of hard work!"