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Action Tutoring has supported young people facing socio-economic disadvantage by providing them with high-quality volunteer tutoring to increase their subject knowledge, confidence and study skills. Major investment by Impetus has diversified volunteer pools, increased revenue provided by partner schools and quality assured programmes and this support will continue with resulting strategic plans and ongoing pro-bono consultancy available. Expansion in their primary programme has increased partnership schools across the country, and the recent cohort of pupils was the first statistically significant showing the impact clearly visible in achievements to national standards in SATs. This mirrors high numbers of secondary school pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds achieving GCSE results over past years.
Impact analysis In the academic year ending 2018, the number of unique primary and secondary school pupils volunteers worked with was 2,483 and these pupils attendance to programmes cost £326 each. Focusing on pupil premium students who usually achieve significantly lower pass rates mean this increased tuition is key to their progression. The pass statistics reflect the same figure as national average pupils pass rates indicating the significant impact of the interventions.
What it does
    Action Tutoring provides free tuition to pupils from low-income backgrounds through partnerships with schools, using high quality volunteer tutors, aiming to ensure pupils are equipped in English and maths to be able to progress to further education, employment or training. The charity operates in the following cities: London, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Sheffield, Brighton and Newcastle.
Who works here
  • 22 employees and 1140 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Children/young People
  • The General Public/mankind
Sector(s) covered
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Education/training
Where it operates
  • Throughout England
UN SDGs:
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Financial Data ?
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus/
Deficit
Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
30/06/2018 £978,760 £811,801 £166,959 10 22 1140 26/02/2019
30/06/2017 £782,785 £588,190 £194,595 £453,652 9 18 800 03/04/2018
30/06/2016 £622,200 £491,147 £131,053 £263,264 6 15 800 21/12/2016
30/06/2015 £366,049 £313,936 £52,113 17/02/2016
30/06/2014 £265,725 £200,253 £65,472 23/12/2014
30/06/2013 £106,622 £90,290 £16,332 22/04/2014
Donations received ?

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 4 grant making charities totalling £1,095,501

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£364,000
20/06/2018
Impetus PEF
£255,000
20/06/2017
Impetus PEF
£129,501
28/02/2017
Nesta Growth and Sustaining Fund programme grant to Action Tutoring Ltd Grant Ref AC00598
£277,000
20/06/2016
Impetus PEF
£50,000
30/04/2015
City Bridge Trust £50,000 over 18 months for work to improve tutor materials and training resources, recruitment of a Programme Coordinator and improvements to the way in which pupil outcomes are monitored.
£20,000
31/12/2012
The Fore Grant enabled Action Tutoring to continue to expand their programme while they built up the sustainable long-term income sources to ensure the future of the organisation. Action Tutoring has since supported just under 2,000 pupils with more than 9,000 hours of tuition.
How effective is it?
Action Tutoring Programme

Description: Action Tutoring recruits tutors who volunteer for a minimum of an hour a week for a term at one of the charity's partner schools. All volunteers attend a training and induction session prior to beginning their tutoring. Volunteer tutors come from a wide range of backgrounds including, but not limited to, university students, working professionals and retired individuals.

Objectives: To support pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve a meaningful level of academic attainment, with a view to enabling them to progress to further education, employment or training.

Intervention period: 8-12 weeks of hour long sessions with a tutor

Beneficiaries: Primary and secondary school children

Outputs Outcomes
01/07/2017-30/06/2018
945 Primary school pupils tutored 70% of pupils met national standards in their SATs after programme
1141 People volunteered with Action Tutoring
1538 Secondary school pupils tutored 70% of pupils achieved pass grade in GCSE English and 69% in GCSE Maths when completing 10 or more tutoring sessions
01/07/2016-30/06/2017
1417 Secondary school pupils tutored 57% of pupils achieved pass grade in GCSE Maths and 73% in GCSE English Language when completing 10 or more tutoring sessions
326 Primary school pupils tutored 77% of pupils met national standards in their Maths SATs and 62% in Maths after the programme
800 Volunteer tutors
02/07/2015-30/06/2016
1373 School pupils tutored 60% of pupils achieved A*-C grade in GCSE English and 58% achieved A*-C grade in GCSE Maths when completing 10 or more tutoring sessions
642 Volunteer tutors
Documents
Action-Tutoring-Impact-Report-2017-18 Impact report Download Document
Action-Tutoring-Annual-Report-2016-17 Programme Report Download Document
Action-Tutoring-Annual-Report-2015-16 Programme Report Download Document
Management
Susannah Hardyman is founder and CEO of Action Tutoring, but for most of the 2017-18 academic year she was on maternity leave. Jen Fox was interim CEO during this period before Susannah returned in the spring. Susannah has worked in the charity sector since she graduated University in 2007 in roles including research and project management. She is a governor of a secondary school in Camberwell, where she chairs the Teaching and Learning committee.
Governance
Trustees (9)
Main office

Action Tutoring
The Dock
Tobacco Quay
Wapping Lane
London
E1W 2SF

Legal constitution
  • UK Charity, number: 1147175
  • First registered on 09/05/2012
Objectives

THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS ('THE OBJECTS') ARE TO SUPPORT PEOPLE IN EDUCATION THROUGH: THE PROVISION OF TUTORS TO PROVIDE ACADEMIC SUPPORT TO PUPILS PREPARING FOR EXAMS; PARTNERSHIPS WITH SCHOOLS; AND THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF PUPILS, RAISING ASPIRATIONS IN ADDITION TO ACADEMIC SUPPORT.

Chair, Peter Baines has been a volunteer tutor with AT since 2012. As part of an Impetus-PEF pro bono project, AT is undertaking a board review in 2018-19 to consider how to strengthen further and work together even more effectively.