QBE Foundation x Action Tutoring

Film & Campaign Description

Can you imagine a world in which no child's life chances are limited by their socio-economic background? Well that's the vision of Action Tutoring, a national education charity dedicated to supporting children and young people facing disadvantage to unlock their infinite potential and open doors to their future. As a collaborative, aspirational and reflective charity, with a relentless focus on building their evidence base and impact data, their passion for what they do shines through in all they do. That's why the QBE Foundation are supporting Action Tutoring through an exciting three-year partnership. Our aims over the next three-years are to support Action Tutoring to:

  • 1. Increasing their geographical reach, with 30% of delivery based in schools outside their eight current urban hubs, with a particular focus on often overlooked rural and seaside locations, ensuring their support really is reaching those who need it most.
  • 2. Grow the number of pupils supported, from 6,000 in 2023 to 10,000 by 2026 and then to 12,000.
  • 3. Help reduce the academic attainment gap in English and maths, with the attainment gap now being the widest its been since 2011.
  • 4. Advocate for longer-term tutoring support for disadvantaged pupils, recognising the impact the pandemic and school closures had on education, particularly for those from low-income backgrounds.

We're thrilled to share our film between the QBE Foundation and Action Tutoring. We want viewers to see that - whilst the picture may seem bleak as first (an estimated 115 days of missed face-to-face learning during the pandemic, widest attainment gap in a decade) - with support (like that of amazing volunteer tutors who can spare one hour/week), there is hope. The future of amazing children and young people need not be determined by their background. 

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The QBE European Operations Foundation (registered charity number 1143828) has embarked on an exciting new three-year partnership with national education charity, Action Tutoring (registered charity number 1147175) to help support children and young people facing disadvantage to achieve in school and open doors to their future. Thanks to the support of the QBE Foundation, Action Tutoring aims to double the number of pupils it supports, whilst reaching new schools and pupils in more remote locations across England, helping to move closer to their vision of a world in which no child's life chances are limited by their socio-economic background.

The QBE European Operations Foundation is connected with the QBE Insurance Group, one of the world's top 20 insurance and reinsurance companies. The QBE Foundation aims to improve the resilience and preparedness of our communities through long-term partnerships that 'help people to help themselves', such as through education and raising awareness around risks so that people and communities are better equipped to protect themselves. Action Tutoring is a national education charity supporting children and young people to unlock their infinite potential. They do this by working in partnership with schools and harnessing the power of volunteer tutoring, connecting pupils from low-income backgrounds with inspiring volunteer maths and English tutors. Through weekly one-hour sessions, volunteer tutors guide pupils through structures resources, helping to build their subject knowledge, confidence and study skills, increasing their chance of success in maths and English SATs and GCSEs, thus opening doors to further, education, employment and training.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: