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The Right Angle started as a 2-year project, a collaboration between two Manchester charities, the Tutor Trust and TLC; Talk, Listen, Change, designed to support children in alternative provision and their families.

The original project was funded by the Department for Education as part of The Alternative Provision Innovation Fund in September 2018. We were one of just 9 selected from 296 applications and the largest across the UK. The project began in Autumn 2018 and over 2 years we worked with 230 children and families across our six Alternative Provision partners in Greater Manchester. The DfE funding ended in July 2020 but  the value  and impact of our joint project continued to be recognised and supported.

Through funding provided very generously by Porticus, we are able to continue to work alongside TLC, an award-winning relationships charity who deliver a range of services which help support safe, healthy, happy relationships.

Our unique approach addresses both the causes and symptoms of under-achievement.  We will continue to work alongside TLC to develop tailor-made packages for young people  which will include not only academic support, but also therapeutic intervention for the pupil.  

Our Partners in The Right Angle Project include:

 In July 2020 we were delighted to be able to confirm that through the Tutor Trust, we have been awarded the Fair Education Alliance Scaling Award for The Right Angle. This is a very prestigious national award and we are one of only seven winners in the country. This award will support us to grow The Right Angle, understand our impact and we hope, enable us to reach many more of the most vulnerable young people that we strive to support.

 Our Co-Founders Nick Bent and Abigail Shapiro, along with TLC Chief Executive Officer Michelle Hill, stated:

“Our collaboration will combine tuition and therapeutic support in a way that could be life-changing for young people in Greater Manchester, and scalable to the rest of the country. We are thrilled to have the chance to pilot a truly joined-up approach to tackling both the causes and the symptoms of under-achievement and engagement in education.”