The Right Angle

A project which believes in the potential of children & young people in Alternative Provision

Our Greater Manchester pilot project in collaboration with The Tutor Trust which helps to support children and young people in alternative provision.


What is The Right Angle?

The Right Angle is a collaborative project, funded by The Department for Education which works with children and young people across Greater Manchester, who are not in mainstream education and may need additional support through tutoring and counselling.

Our innovative approach addresses both the causes and symptoms of under-achievement. We work alongside The Tutor Trust to develop tailor-made packages for young pupils and throughout the duration of the pilot we will be working with over 200 children. Since the project began, it as doubled in size to accommodate the increasing interest in our approach. 

Our collaboration will combine tuition and therapeutic support in a way that could be life-changing for young people in Greater Manchester, and scalable to the rest of the country.  We are thrilled to have the chance to pilot a truly joined-up approach to tackling both the causes and the symptoms of under-achievement and engagement in education.
Michelle Hill, TLC: Talk, Listen, Change CEO and Nick Bent & Abigail Shapiro, The Tutor Trust

To date we have received referrals from 32 schools across Greater Manchester and beyond, including; Oldham, Trafford, Stockport, Rochdale, Tameside, Bury and Yorkshire. You can read more about the launch of the project here.

Project Manager, Donna Sergeant says -

“This is such a great project to be a part of and very much needed. Having worked with children, young people and families for nearly 30 years, I have seen the cycles of difficulty families can find themselves in repeat generation after generation. Often it feels like many attempts made, whilst well-intentioned, simply ‘put a plaster’ over very serious issues, subsequently more creative approaches are needed.

It is often assumed that children who are not in mainstream education are incapable of being high achievers, whereas we recognise that it is their circumstances that may act as a barrier for them, not the individuals themselves. We believe that each child we work with should be encouraged to be what they want to be and reach their potential.

As such, our project will provide a holistic package of support with interventions that will not only question the “why” of the difficulties being faced by children and parents but will seek to address the issues with the aim of stopping the cycle altogether”.

Interested in learning more?

If you are interested in learning more about The Right Angle, please contact Donna Sergeant - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you're interested in our approach, or wish to discuss partnership opportunities with us, please contact our Head of Development, Emily Williams - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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