The caring attitude shown by two tutors working with a Looked After Child has helped him gain confidence, improve his behaviour and encourage his learning. Paul Anderson, Head teacher, Hurst Knoll St. James CE Primary School

 Tutor Trust has experience supporting Looked After Children ranging from Year 5 to Year 11 in Greater Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool.

Referrals can be made by schools or via Virtual School Teams.  We have successful ongoing relationships with a number of Virtual School Teams, including Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.

We can provide tutoring in the school (either during or after the school day) or in the home, depending on what best suits the individual student.  Tutoring may be face to face or online. Please bear in mind that during tuition, a responsible adult must be nearby at all times for safeguarding reasons.  A carer does not need to sit in on tuition sessions if they take place in the home, but they must be in the house.

We ensure our tutors are as prepared as possible for working with Looked After Children and understand their specific needs and challenges.  We provide regular training and CPD for those tutors engaged in this work and have a full time dedicated Director of Alternative Provision for work with vulnerable children.  

Tutors selected to work with Looked After Children are usually selected from our Advanced Tutor list. Our tutors are academic high flyers and inspirational role models and receive a high level of training from us.  To find out more about how we monitor tuition quality, and the expectations we have of our tutors, please visit here.