The Tutor Trust

The Tutor Trust & Impetus

We really value our partnership with Impetus - from our interactions with our Investment Directors to all the peer forums we’re part of, which give us the opportunity to get insight into, and learn from, other charities.

Together with Impetus we created a new three-year plan to ensure maximum impact for the young people we serve. The partnership has been so worthwhile, both for the organisation and for us as leaders, and we’d encourage other charities in the sector to get involved!

- Ed Marsh, CEO and Abigail Shapiro, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Tutor Trust

The need: Good GCSE grades are gateway qualifications for further study and fulfilling work. Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are 40% less likely to pass GCSE English and maths than their better-off peers.

Our charity partner: The Tutor Trust provides small group tuition for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds in primary and secondary schools in the north of England. The tutors work closely with pupils to improve their confidence and grades in key subjects. A randomised control trial, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation, found that primary school children who received tutoring from Tutor Trust made three months’ additional progress in maths.

Our impact: Impetus is helping The Tutor Trust to improve the exam results of more pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. And with the Education Endowment Foundation, we’re supporting them to develop a three-year plan for growth into more schools in the north of England.

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Educational attainment

Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are 40% less likely pass English and maths GCSEs than their better off peers. We’re focussed on supporting young people to develop social and emotional skills; championing tutoring; and shining a light on chronically underserved young people excluded from school pass English and maths GCSEs, compared with 69% of all other pupils. With the right support, we can make life after school fairer.
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