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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey teacher raising money to attend Harvard University

Having worked as a French teacher for the last 4 years on the Isle of Sheppey, Flic gained a place at the prestigious American university. Now she must raise £65,000 so that she can take up her place.

Flic Burgess, said; My Mum is a teaching assistant and my Dad fixes cars - they have always instilled in me a firm belief in the power of education. I love my work teaching on the Isle of Sheppey – it truly is the best job in the world where you get to make a big difference to the lives of young people. Now because of my work in education, Harvard have offered me a place to study International Education policy”.

“My school has been incredibly supportive throughout my teaching career. I get to work alongside a committed team who are passionate about improving opportunities for young people. I started my teaching career on Sheppey and I have had lots of opportunities to develop my teaching and improve my practice. I’m really grateful for the support I’ve received.”

“At the minute, family income defines how well children do at school. The education system provides less to those who need the most and this has to change. I want to find solutions from around the world that are going to work in the UK. This is why I want to study International Education Policy at Harvard.”

"While at Harvard I will become an expert in how children learn so that I can support curriculum development in the UK. Learning at Harvard will help me bring different ideas and innovation into the British education system. This course at Harvard is highly competitive and the best in the world.”

This course at Harvard is highly competitive and the best in the world. The education faculty includes some of the top scholars and practitioners in their fields: education nonprofit management, literacy in developing countries, and more. I need your help so that I can take up my place and dramatically accelerate my work to tackle educational disadvantage.

The course explores some of the most challenging issues facing teachers and learners worldwide — for example, how to educate students in refugee camps, how to improve girls education in Afghanistan; how to deliver effective HIV/AIDS education in Malawi or how to help young people develop the skills they need in the 21st century.

All funds that raised beyond the target will go into a foundation to support students from the Isle of Sheppey. Financial background should never be an obstacle to education or ambition. The foundation is named after Flic’s late grandfather.

If you would like to support Flic, you can visit her Crowdfunding page at: