Did You Know?

Did you know that the income of a pupil’s family is a strong predictor of their school grade? 36.3% of pupils on Free School Meals achieve 5 or more A* – C grades at GCSE, compared to 62.6% of pupils not on Free School Meals.

What this opportunity offers you
  • Whether you are passionate about your subject, keen to make a difference in Southampton or looking to gain teaching experience, Schools Plus is a great place to start
  • As a Schools Plus tutor you can go to local schools to help pupils reach their academic potential
  • Act as a positive role model to increase pupils’ aspirations and understanding of higher education
  • Gain a greater understanding of educational disadvantage
  • Develop valuable and transferable skills in tutoring, communication, leadership and relationship building
  • Benefit from networking opportunities and information about careers in education
The skills you will gain that will impress employers:
  • Career management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Creativity skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Intellectual and subject knowledge skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Persuading/negotiating/influencing skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Self-management and personal effectiveness skills
  • Social responsibility and global awareness skills
  • Team working skills

Find out more about what these skills mean.

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Working with Schools Plus was a challenging yet enjoyable experience. By adapting my approach to a subject I had studied closely, I was able to help further students’ understanding of their studies. The experience was truly rewarding and has proved a good conversation starter at interviews!’ Alice Babington, Schools Plus tutor 2013-14

Available to:
DBS check (provided)