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Setting up your programme

Our team will work closely with you to set up tutoring in your school, keeping you informed at every step of the process. 

  • 97 %

    of our partners would recommend us to another school

    School Partner Survey, 2023

  • 93 %

    of partners agreed that setting up tutoring was easy

    School Partner Survey, 2023

  • 95 %

    of partners agreed that it was easy to communicate with Tutor Trust

    School Partner Survey, 2023

Our process, step by step

We know that setting up tutoring can feel daunting: from pupil selection to logistics around session timings, there are many things to consider. With over 12 years of experience partnering with schools, we're able to work with you at every stage of the process. That's why many of our partner schools return to work with us year after year.

We'll be in touch with you within one working day after you've made an enquiry.

We’ll arrange an online or telephone call with you at a convenient time to discuss your proposed programme and give you options as how to tutoring could work in your school or setting. We can also answer any questions you have our programme and confirm costings.  

At this point, we'll also provide material for you to share with prospective tutees and their families, describing who we are and the benefits for young people of participating in the programme. 

Once you're happy to proceed with us, we’ll ask for information on the pupils who you would like to receive tuition. This will include some demographic and baseline data, which helps us measure the impact of our programmes, pupil groupings, and any other information that will help us best support your pupils.

At this point, you'll also confirm your desired timings and the size of your programme. We'll then start sourcing tutors. 

Before tuition begins, we’ll set up a meeting with the tutor(s) who will be working in your school. This is an opportunity to give them some guidance on what you'd like them to cover in their sessions, give any further information about the young people they'll be working with, and ask any questions you may have.  

During this meeting, we'll also make sure tutors understand your school, from safeguarding and fire procedures to calculation policies and who to contact if there are any issues during sessions. 

At this point, we'll introduce you to Insight, which you can use once the programme begins to access near real-time data on pupil attendance and read tutors' feedback. We'll also provide you with a pack which includes dates of review points and information on our School Tuition Lead training sessions.

Once you've met with your tutor(s), the programme will start. During the initial sessions, we ask pupils to complete a short 10-15 question multiple choice test, based on the National Curriculum expectations for their year group and subject, as well as a short survey about their attitudes to their tutoring subject and their expectations for the tutoring programme. 

These results are shared with the young person's tutor to provide an extra tool to help the tutor tailor the programme to the young person's needs. You can also see the results for each pupil by logging into the Insight programme.

We'll schedule a quick review meeting after the first three weeks of the programme to check everything is running well and identify any pupils who may need further support to engage with tutoring.

Our team are there to support you throughout the tutoring programme. Whether it's supporting you to ensure high pupil attendance, our Quality Team visiting your school to observe tutors' delivery or supporting you to complete submissions to the DfE about tutoring, we're there to make sure everything is running smoothly. 

You'll have a named Coordinator who is overseeing the logistics of delivery in your school. They are always just a phone call or email away. 


As the 15-week programme ends, we'll ask the tutees to complete a further 10-15 endpoint assessment and feedback on their tutoring. We'll then schedule a review meeting to meeting with you to discuss pupils' progress, your views of the programme, and further opportunities to work together in future. 

Tutor Trust take the lead and guide schools with their experience and knowledge of the tutoring process. The complicated and information-overloaded NTP is made simpler by working with Tutor Trust.
Anna McDiarmid, Pupil Premium and Catch Up Premium Lead, Pinehurst Primary School, Liverpool
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