My school has pupils who definitely need some tutoring but the percentage of them who are ‘disadvantaged’ (e.g. Pupil Premium) is quite low; is this a problem? It might be, yet we will try to be flexible. At Tutor Trust, we have always encouraged schools to ensure that 80% of the tutees are disadvantaged (Pupil Premium, Looked After, in Alternative Provision or at risk of exclusion). We want most of our tutoring to reach those who need it most. We respect the fact that teachers in school are best placed to decide which pupils both need tutoring AND will engage positively with our tutors. We know that the impact of the pandemic means that some pupils who don’t ‘tick a particular disadvantage box’ still really need a tutor. Under the National Tutoring Programme, the rule in 2021/22 is that 65% of tutees should be Pupil Premium. The rules are less strict under the ‘School-Led Tutoring’ scheme. But under both schemes we are still encouraging all schools to aim for 80% disadvantaged, please. Please talk to us about which pupils you want to have a tutor and we’ll take it from there.