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The Tutor Trust is delighted to publish our 2017 Impact Report, which showcases the fantastic work that our tutors have done to raise pupils’ attainment and aspirations across Greater Manchester and Leeds.

The 2016-17 academic year saw us win some prestigious awards but more importantly we tutored more young people than ever before:  We delivered almost 17,000 hours of tuition and reached over 4,000 pupils in more than 150 primary and secondary schools, most of them in challenging communities.  The Impact Report also highlights the variety of work that our tutors do, from supporting Looked After Children – who are amongst the most vulnerable in our education system – to stretching high attainers to achieve their full potential.

Our tutors are our best ambassadors: we select less than 25% of the people who apply, and our high standards ensure that those who work for us are committed, reliable and empathetic.  In return, our tutors benefit from good pay and high-quality training and CPD, and from work that is both rewarding and that develops their skills and boots their employment prospects.


As an ambitious charity born and bred in the North of England, we are proud that Tutor Trust is increasingly getting national recognition as an innovative solution to educational inequity, with both The Sutton Trust and the Social Mobility Commission praising our unique model in recent reports.

As we begin 2018, we can reflect on a year of considerable growth and achievement in 2016/17, including being awarded ‘Best New Charity in Britain’ at the Charity Times Awards.  The very positive feedback we receive from schools and tutors tells us our model works, yet we are constantly seeking to listen, to learn and to improve every aspect of our work.  We now have two excellent qualified teachers on staff, so our quality assurance, data collection and impact assessment will be even more robust in 2018, including capturing ‘pupil voice’.  

Other positive development in 2018 include the launch of Tutor Trust in Liverpool and a major project on Transition in Salford, working with one high school and seven primaries.  We will receive the results of the randomised control trial of our work, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation.  We have also agreed a formal three-year partnership with the University of Manchester on monitoring and evaluation.  

Co-Founders Abigail Shapiro and Nick Bent commented: 

“We are thrilled that the Tutor Trust has grown so quickly and helped so many young people to reach their potential.  We are grateful to all of our supporters, in schools, Universities, local authorities, businesses, philanthropists, family foundations and other generous grant makers.

Our tutors have proven to not only be excellent role models and a source of inspiration, but also offer invaluable guidance in the core subjects of Maths, English and Science. 

We are proud of our tutors and proud of  the work they do every day in schools across Greater Manchester and Leeds.  We aim to work with even more schools this academic year and deliver an even greater impact.”