We felt J would greatly benefit from the one to one tuition offered alongside the counselling. He was keen from the start and enjoyed working with the Tutor who made his sessions fun and accessible. We were able to discuss the areas in which J needed to develop further in English, Maths and Science so that the sessions could be tailored to his specific needs. We are delighted that the project allowed the sessions to continue into his mainstream school which helped to successfully bridge the gap between school and the PRU. Debra Cooper, Deputy Headteacher, The Pendlebury Centre.

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

The project, part of The Alternative Provision Innovation Fund, is one of just 9 selected from 296 applications and is the second largest across the UK to be funded by the Department for Education.  The fund is overseen by the Department for Education’s Minister of State for Schools, Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP.

Alongside TLC, an award-winning relationships charity who deliver a range of services which help support safe, healthy, happy relationships, we will be piloting new ways of supporting young people who are not in mainstream schooling.

Our innovative approach will address both the causes and symptoms of under-achievement.  We will work alongside TLC to develop tailor-made packages for young pupils which will include not only academic support, but also therapeutic intervention for the pupil and their family.  The project began in Autumn 2018 and over the course of the 2 years will support 230 children and families across our six Alternative Provision partners:

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.”