Number Partners started life in Tower Hamlets, London’s most deprived borough. There are now more than 450 Number Partners volunteering in the borough, supported by Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership. Developed from teacher and volunteer feedback, they have produced a ‘Volunteer Tool Kit’ designed to be used at the start of the academic year. The tool kit includes ice breakers, warm downs and actitivites to help get to know your pupil, and stretch them as the weeks go by. It can be downloaded from Tower Hamlets EBP here.