Baasit Siddiqui

Baasit Siddiqui

is creating Teaching content, and CPD support for educators
A bit about me
Hi there!

My name is Baasit Siddiqui. Some of you may know me from the award winning show on Channel Four called Gogglebox. I have been a part of Gogglebox for over five years with my Dad, Sid and Brother Umar. We have always been very proud to represent the fine folks of Derby, England as best as we can do. We have the most amazing fans who are nothing but kind about us and how we carry ourselves on the show and for that we are eternally grateful.
What you may not know about me though, is that I have been a teacher for over ten years. I am immensely proud to have worked in a profession that shapes the lives of our future generations. It hasn’t always been an easy profession but it is hugely rewarding.

My Mission
In January of 2018, I made the decision to combine my love of education and the fantastic, experience, connections and unique “hook” of being on television and use this to motivate, inspire and educate school and college students up and down the country.
I created a workshop called “Let’s Pitch It”. This nine lesson workshop involves school students normally from a deprived or disadvantaged background, to use a whole host of transferable skills (communication, team work, digital literacy, presentation and so many more) to pitch an idea for a television show.
This idea is only made possible because of the fantastic support provided to me from the amazing staff who make Gogglebox, and a number of fantastic sponsors. Through these generous people and companies I am able to offer the winning idea from the winning school a chance for deprived students to visit London to meet the brains behind Gogglebox. Not only that, these lucky winners get the chance to experience the sights and sounds of London (sometimes for the first time) with some spending money.
A year of workshops and “Let’s Pitch It” is growing from strength to strength. This is because it:

  • Motivates and inspires the students who need it most
  • Gives students an understanding of how the skills they develop in schools day to day are benefiting them for the future
  • Allows some lucky and creative people to gain a once in a life time experience
This experience of being able to use my unique position as both teacher and television personality is the most rewarding and humbling experience and I am keen to see it grow.

The problem
If you live in the United Kingdom, you will no doubt be aware of the financial difficulties our state schools face. In my very short time of building my business and launching my workshop I have been amazed at the number of schools who have bought in to my workshops and despite never having written a bid for anything before in my life. I was grateful and excited at being awarded two large government bids to deliver my workshops for free in over thirty schools. In an ideal world, I would like to be able to offer these workshops to our schools in United Kingdom for free.

Your support
I am seeking the support of patrons who have followed my journey to support me in being able to deliver these services to schools for free. All the money invested by my generous patrons will be used to deliver my workshops across the nation for free. I firmly believe that avenues such as Patreon and enlisting support by people and businesses is the answer to motivating and supporting our students in the future. I am very excited about this upcoming journey and I would love for you to be a part of it.
Tiers
Level 1 (Thank you!)
$3 or more per month

Level 1 is the most basic level of patronage. Your support will allow Siddiqui Education to grow and allow me to not only provide content to fellow Patrons but to support disadvantaged children in  schools, colleges and alternative provision up and down the country. 


For your kind patronage you will receive:


· Your name on the list of “Patrons” on the “Partners" page on www.siddiqui-education.com


· You will be tagged/mentioned by name in at least one tweet a year as a thank you for your support. This tweet will be sent via @SiddiquiEdu (over a thousand followers) and retweeted by @baasitsiddiqui (over 75 thousand followers). 


· Access to Siddiqui Education lessons, worksheets and teacher CPD blogs/support (a minimum of one new resource a month).


Level 2 (A big thank you!)
$5 or more per month

Level 2 includes all the benefits from Tier 1 but to celebrate your even bigger level of support. You will also receive:


· Not 1, not 2 but 4 Social Media thankyous a year. 


· More specific thankyous via social media including names, months of support and what your support has led to. 

Level 3 (A big big thank you!)
$8 or more per month

Level 3 patrons will be providing a yearly patronage which would fund half the licence for a digital workshop for a school. This means two Level 3 patrons are funding my workshops for one school for free. That deserves a big big thank you. The level 3 package includes everything from Tier 2 and...


· A personalised message of thank you from Baasit Siddiqui from Channel Fours Gogglebox and the creator of Siddiqui Education. 



Level 4 (An even bigger thank you!)
$10 or more per month

Level 4 Patrons get an even bigger thank you. As well as everything from Tier 3 they receive:


· Two personal messages from Baasit Siddiqui


· One is a thank you to the main Patron for your amazing support


· The second is a personalised message to a loved one for a special moment in time. This could include Birthdays, Christmas, Marriages or whatever you want to celebrate.



Level 5 (Nearly the biggest thank you!)
$20 or more per month

  

Level 5 Patrons fund a digital workshop for one school completely for free. This requires a big gesture. Level 5 Patrons receive everything from Level 4 and:


· A phone call from Baasit Siddiqui once a year to discuss anything from education, anything television or podcast related. Or it could just be a conversation where Baasit gets to say a personal massive thank you for your continued support. 


· Creative involvement in topics for the podcast and educational resources. 





Level 6 (The biggest thank you!)
$60 or more per month

Level 6 Patrons provide enough financial support a year to fund digital workshops to three schools for free. This means you will be helping to build confidence and transferable skills in close to one hundred students across the country. 

 
The biggest thank you that Baasit can give is everything from Level 5 but also:


· After the first year of patronage. Baasit Siddiqui would personally visit you to support a local public event*. This could include:


o A raffle 

o A school fair

o A charity coffee morning

o Any event where the support of a public figure would support a good cause. 

*This offer would involve a number of phone calls prior to the event and be subject to conflicts with Baasit’s television/media commitments. 





A bit about me
Hi there!

My name is Baasit Siddiqui. Some of you may know me from the award winning show on Channel Four called Gogglebox. I have been a part of Gogglebox for over five years with my Dad, Sid and Brother Umar. We have always been very proud to represent the fine folks of Derby, England as best as we can do. We have the most amazing fans who are nothing but kind about us and how we carry ourselves on the show and for that we are eternally grateful.
What you may not know about me though, is that I have been a teacher for over ten years. I am immensely proud to have worked in a profession that shapes the lives of our future generations. It hasn’t always been an easy profession but it is hugely rewarding.

My Mission
In January of 2018, I made the decision to combine my love of education and the fantastic, experience, connections and unique “hook” of being on television and use this to motivate, inspire and educate school and college students up and down the country.
I created a workshop called “Let’s Pitch It”. This nine lesson workshop involves school students normally from a deprived or disadvantaged background, to use a whole host of transferable skills (communication, team work, digital literacy, presentation and so many more) to pitch an idea for a television show.
This idea is only made possible because of the fantastic support provided to me from the amazing staff who make Gogglebox, and a number of fantastic sponsors. Through these generous people and companies I am able to offer the winning idea from the winning school a chance for deprived students to visit London to meet the brains behind Gogglebox. Not only that, these lucky winners get the chance to experience the sights and sounds of London (sometimes for the first time) with some spending money.
A year of workshops and “Let’s Pitch It” is growing from strength to strength. This is because it:

  • Motivates and inspires the students who need it most
  • Gives students an understanding of how the skills they develop in schools day to day are benefiting them for the future
  • Allows some lucky and creative people to gain a once in a life time experience
This experience of being able to use my unique position as both teacher and television personality is the most rewarding and humbling experience and I am keen to see it grow.

The problem
If you live in the United Kingdom, you will no doubt be aware of the financial difficulties our state schools face. In my very short time of building my business and launching my workshop I have been amazed at the number of schools who have bought in to my workshops and despite never having written a bid for anything before in my life. I was grateful and excited at being awarded two large government bids to deliver my workshops for free in over thirty schools. In an ideal world, I would like to be able to offer these workshops to our schools in United Kingdom for free.

Your support
I am seeking the support of patrons who have followed my journey to support me in being able to deliver these services to schools for free. All the money invested by my generous patrons will be used to deliver my workshops across the nation for free. I firmly believe that avenues such as Patreon and enlisting support by people and businesses is the answer to motivating and supporting our students in the future. I am very excited about this upcoming journey and I would love for you to be a part of it.

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Tiers
Level 1 (Thank you!)
$3 or more per month

Level 1 is the most basic level of patronage. Your support will allow Siddiqui Education to grow and allow me to not only provide content to fellow Patrons but to support disadvantaged children in  schools, colleges and alternative provision up and down the country. 


For your kind patronage you will receive:


· Your name on the list of “Patrons” on the “Partners" page on www.siddiqui-education.com


· You will be tagged/mentioned by name in at least one tweet a year as a thank you for your support. This tweet will be sent via @SiddiquiEdu (over a thousand followers) and retweeted by @baasitsiddiqui (over 75 thousand followers). 


· Access to Siddiqui Education lessons, worksheets and teacher CPD blogs/support (a minimum of one new resource a month).


Level 2 (A big thank you!)
$5 or more per month

Level 2 includes all the benefits from Tier 1 but to celebrate your even bigger level of support. You will also receive:


· Not 1, not 2 but 4 Social Media thankyous a year. 


· More specific thankyous via social media including names, months of support and what your support has led to. 

Level 3 (A big big thank you!)
$8 or more per month

Level 3 patrons will be providing a yearly patronage which would fund half the licence for a digital workshop for a school. This means two Level 3 patrons are funding my workshops for one school for free. That deserves a big big thank you. The level 3 package includes everything from Tier 2 and...


· A personalised message of thank you from Baasit Siddiqui from Channel Fours Gogglebox and the creator of Siddiqui Education. 



Level 4 (An even bigger thank you!)
$10 or more per month

Level 4 Patrons get an even bigger thank you. As well as everything from Tier 3 they receive:


· Two personal messages from Baasit Siddiqui


· One is a thank you to the main Patron for your amazing support


· The second is a personalised message to a loved one for a special moment in time. This could include Birthdays, Christmas, Marriages or whatever you want to celebrate.



Level 5 (Nearly the biggest thank you!)
$20 or more per month

  

Level 5 Patrons fund a digital workshop for one school completely for free. This requires a big gesture. Level 5 Patrons receive everything from Level 4 and:


· A phone call from Baasit Siddiqui once a year to discuss anything from education, anything television or podcast related. Or it could just be a conversation where Baasit gets to say a personal massive thank you for your continued support. 


· Creative involvement in topics for the podcast and educational resources. 





Level 6 (The biggest thank you!)
$60 or more per month

Level 6 Patrons provide enough financial support a year to fund digital workshops to three schools for free. This means you will be helping to build confidence and transferable skills in close to one hundred students across the country. 

 
The biggest thank you that Baasit can give is everything from Level 5 but also:


· After the first year of patronage. Baasit Siddiqui would personally visit you to support a local public event*. This could include:


o A raffle 

o A school fair

o A charity coffee morning

o Any event where the support of a public figure would support a good cause. 

*This offer would involve a number of phone calls prior to the event and be subject to conflicts with Baasit’s television/media commitments.