Today we launch our new, fully-resourced tuition scheme of work – ‘Literature Lit Up’ – for Key Stage 3 pupils, which is designed to spark a passion for English. We know that developing cross-curricular literacy and encouraging pupils to read for pleasure is a key priority for our secondary schools, and believe tutoring with ‘Literature Lit Up’ can complement our schools’ existing work in this area. 

The scheme of work features a diverse range of high-quality and engaging fiction and non-fiction texts, fostering an enthusiasm for reading.


Each session has the flexibility to allow for personalisation, scaffolding, and stretch and challenge to meet the needs of learners and support them in their progression in English, and there are built-in opportunities to adapt the scheme for different year groups

Schools can use their National Tutoring Funding towards the cost of the scheme, which means it can cost as little as £7.20 per pupil per session:



What schools will be invoiced

Cost to school after using 60% NTP subsidy

Secondary School Block of Tutoring (15 pupils for 15 hours in one subject)




(£108 per pupil)

Our team of qualified teachers created the scheme of work especially for younger secondary school pupils, following the success of our ‘Puppies and Pirates’ Maths and English scheme of work for Year 5 and 6 learners.

Matt Wallis, Tutor Trust’s Director of Training and Quality Assurance, said: “We’ve created ‘Literature Lit Up’ in response to our school partners’ requests for a scheme of work to support younger secondary pupils to develop their confidence in English Language and Literature. 

“We want to bring the vibrancy of written and spoken English alive for pupils and spark a passion for reading as they start their journey at secondary school.

“Our qualified teachers have developed the scheme to feature exciting texts from a diverse range of inspiring writers so that learners can identify with them and their characters, and more easily connect and engage with the materials they study.”

‘Literature Lit Up’ also has strong links to Key Stage 4 running through the heart of each session, with a clear focus on the skills needed for success in both English Language and Literature. The varied nature of the texts allow students to access fiction, non-fiction, Shakespeare, and poetry in a structured and supported way to develop confidence as they approach their GCSEs.

The sessions can either run for one hour per week over 15 weeks or in two one-hour sessions in a seven-and-a-half-week intensive programme.

To find out more, contact [email protected], or have a look at our booklet online.