First week of the new academic year starts! – 2nd September 2019 This week sees pupils and teachers across the country return to school for the 2019/20 academic year! The Tutor Trust are looking forward to another year of working with our partner schools in Leeds, Merseyside and Greater Manchester to have as great an impact on disadvantaged primary and secondary pupils as possible. Last academic year, we carried out over 20,000 hours of tuition across three cities. 2,700 primary and secondary pupils received tuition in the 187 schools or alternative provision centres we worked in. A complete account of our impact in the 2018/19 academic year will feature in our upcoming Impact Report; our previous Impact Report can be accessed here. Many of our primary pupils from the last academic year will be starting secondary school this week. We were delighted with the impact our tuition had on the Year 6’s we worked with and how satisfied our partner schools have been – 96% say they would recommend us to another school. Barbara Kilner is assistant head at one of our partner schools, St Boniface R.C. Primary in Salford, and believes that “tuition is a great way of reinforcing work that teachers do in class – all the Tutor Trust tutors have been extremely helpful in ensuring our children reach their potential”. Husna was a tutor at St Boniface and had this to say about her experience: In tuition, I find it amazing how you get to see and appreciate the growth of the children - both in their confidence in learning, as well as the strengthening relationship between tutor and pupil. The Tutor Trust are currently recruiting a new wave of tutors from prestigious universities that can work closely with disadvantaged pupils, helping them with core academic subjects, especially in preparation for SATs and GCSEs. We look forward to training a fresh cohort of bright young people who can provide additional support and act as a role model figure for children and young people unable to access private tuition. You can find out more about our tutoring role opportunities on our application page. We’ve been delighted with the continued growth of the Tutor Trust and the positive change it makes to increasing numbers of pupils – this academic year we hope to build on our partnerships and make even more of a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the North.