Since the charity was founded in 1996, we have improved the life chances of over 5,000 children through our expert 1 – 1 and small group tutoring. Our experienced professional tutors deliver our ReadingQuest and BookQuest programmes in primary schools across the county, working closely with class teachers to tailor the sessions to meet the needs of each individual child.
Quest for Learning
Quest for Learning
Quest for Learning is an established education charity, striving to build a future in which children from all backgrounds can succeed equally.
How many pupils and schools can we work with?
500 pupils in approximately 30 schools.
Who are our tutors?
Our tutors are experienced, qualified education professionals (mostly QTS), who are passionate about improving children’s life chances.
How do we recruit our tutors?
Candidates complete an application form, detailing how they meet the essential criteria in the person specification.
Offers of employment are subject to: Enhanced DBS and Barred List check; Prohibited Teacher checks; satisfactory references; proof of identity and right to work in the UK; and timely completion of QfL-approved safeguarding training.
How do we train our tutors?
Tutors receive 1.5 days intensive, interactive training in delivering our programmes, as well as a general induction covering our safeguarding and data protection policies. All new tutors are subject to session observation by the Head of Teaching within their first month, on the basis of which they receive development feedback.
How will we keep track of pupil progress?
Initial assessments combine information provided by the class teacher with baseline assessments in reading accuracy and comprehension conducted by the tutor. Tutors use their pedagogical knowledge and experience to adapt the programmes to meet the needs of each child. A comprehensive individual end-of-programme report will be shared with partner schools.
More information about Quest for Learning can be found at: https://www.questforlearning.org.uk/content/national-tutoring-programme
Quest for Learning Summary
In person tuition:1-11-2
Types of school:PrimaryAll-through
1-1 in person
1-2 in person
1-3 in person
Problems or feedback? Get in touch with the NTP