Tutor Trust are thrilled to be acknowledged in the Northern Powerhouse Partnership Education and Skills Review Report, which was released today by George Osborne, Chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership.

The report investigated why educational attainment at 16 is significantly lower across the North when compared to other regions, particularly London and the South East.

Co-Founders of Tutor Trust Nick Bent and Abigail Shapiro were invited to present the work of Tutor Trust to the Partnership and to set out the growing contribution our charity is making to raising the attainment of pupils across Greater Manchester and Leeds.

Since its first tuition session in 2012, the Tutor Trust has delivered over 75,000 hours of tuition in English, Maths and Science at over 300 schools and has worked with over 10,000 young people, mostly those on free school meals or Looked After Children.

Abigail and Nick commented:

“We want to thank the Board of the Education and Skills Review for this important and timely report.  It is vital to understand what further steps can be taken across the region to improve the attainment of all pupils.  This is first and foremost about social justice but it is also vital to the future economic prosperity of the North.”

“As an innovative and ambitious charity that is born and bred in the North, Tutor Trust are proud of the work we continue to do across the region.  Too many disadvantaged pupils in England are underperforming, especially those in Northern secondary schools. Bright pupils are not being stretched and struggling pupils are falling even further behind.  And the outcomes for Looked After Children are appalling.”

“We are working hard to expand our reach to cover even more schools across the North of England, with a pilot of our work launching in Liverpool this term.  Together with our 600 tutors already based across Greater Manchester and Leeds, we are working with more and more schools to help young people reach their potential.”

This week, Tutor Trust has published its 2017 Impact Report, which showcases the fantastic work that our tutors have done to raise pupils’ attainment and aspirations across Greater Manchester and Leeds.  Please read our Impact Report here.

The ‘Educating the North’ report from the Northern Powerhouse Partnership can be found on their website here.