Sutton Trust response to Lib Dem tutoring announcement

Carl Cullinane, Director of Research and Policy at the Sutton Trust, said:

“We welcome this commitment to a permanent national tutoring scheme in England. Tutoring is a powerful intervention, and the establishment of the current National Tutoring Programme has had a substantial impact on improving access to tutoring and mitigating pre-existing inequalities in access. But there’s still much more to be done. To seriously address the attainment gap, which is now higher than at any point in the last decade, any long-term scheme should be targeted at the most disadvantaged pupils, for example by setting stricter targets for uptake by students eligible for the pupil premium.”