What's Involved

What's Involved

Over your fifteen week programme, you'll deliver weekly tuition and work alongside a team of fellow role models to support and develop pupils at your school.  

What’s expected of you

If you are successful in your application, you will be placed in a school alongside a group of fellow role models.  After your induction, you’ll be working as a team to raise the achievement of the pupils at your school, and will normally support the same small group of three to four pupils for the entire programme. You’ll have personal support from your Programme Manager to develop, will have access to opportunities for ongoing training, and may have the opportunity to take part in extra enrichment events, such as taking your pupils to a university campus.

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Induction for the programme has three parts.  Firstly, you'll need to attend an Induction Day to be eligible to be placed in one of our schools.  At the Induction Day, you'll learn more about the Team Up programme, learn how to manage your pupils, and be trained on how to use the Team Up curriculum.  There are a number of Induction Days happening over the year, and you can attend any induction prior to a programme start:

  • 25th September
  • 8th January
  • 12th March
  • 9th July

Secondly, you'll need to prepare for going into your school placement.  To do this you'll need to complete two pieces of training online:

  • Safeguarding training: you'll get accredited as having been trained to work safely in schools and to know how to deal with safeguarding issues if they arise
  • Working with your pupils: you'll find out how your pupils got on in their initial assessment and be trained on how to make a curriculum plan for your group

Thirdly, you'll need to go arrive early on your first day of tuition in order to meet your Programme Manager and get set up at the school.  


You’ll deliver one 1.5 hour session per week over 10 weeks. You'll need to choose the lessons you will teach from our bank of resources and make sure you are ready to deliver on the day.  Before and after each session, you’ll have a briefing from your Programme Manager and optional training to support you to develop.

Celebration and Feedback

At the end of the tuition programme your pupils will sit another assessment in order to assess the progress they have made.  You will receive the results of this assessment and you'll need to write a report for each of your pupils detailing how they have done. You'll deliver this feedback to the pupils at the celebration event during the last week of your 15 week programme.

What you can expect from Team Up

The Team Up leadership programme offers participants a unique set of opportunities and developmental support. Thorugh being a Team Up tutor, you’ll have access to the following benefits.

Outstanding and complete teaching resources

We provide you with all the resources you need to create a tailored curriculum plan for all of the pupils you work with, including outstanding lesson plans and resources for all of the lessons you will teach. There will be no need for hours of searching online for resources - designed, tried, and tested by some of the UK’s best teachers, you will be able to really make a difference with our materials.

Team Up is on a mission to change lives through the inspiring students who volunteer to tutor. As an outstanding school and National Maths Hub committed to excellence in teaching and learning, we are delighted that our work will ensure the time and effort of these students really does make a difference.

Tony Staneff, Vice Principal, Trinity Academy

Dedicated coaching and support for your development

You’ll have a Programme Manager on-site each week at your sessions who will be able to help you. They’ll offer feedback on your performance and help you focus on the areas of development important to you, whether that is your leadership, teaching, or teamwork skills.

The opportunity to be accredited for your contribution

Team Up tutors can work towards the Student Leadership Award, accredited by the SSAT, a leading organising working to develop educational leadership and attainment levels in the UK.  In addition to completing the 15 week programme, to receive the qualifcation, tutors will need to:

  • Attend one Leadership seminar
  • Take two online teacher training units

There are three levels to the qualification: bronze, silver and gold.  If you complete three programmes with Team Up, you'll be able to acheive the Gold Award and get a special recommendation from us.

Being part of a community

You’ll be working alongside a group of fellow role models at your school, and supporting one another at your weekly de-briefs.  If you're on campus, you'll also be able to join your Univeristy Team Up society, providing access to socials, talks and other events, and even go onto become part of your Team Up Society Committee where you’ll have the chance to lead your university's participation in the Team Up programme.

Enrichment events

Team Up organises special trips for pupils to raise their aspirations, e.g. visiting local university campus' or businesses.  As a Team Up tutor, you will have the opportunity to get involved with these events when they happen.

Get your foot in the door with leading employers

Through our unique Employer Pathway programme, you’ll have the opportunity to explore career sectors of interest, get access to specialised coaching, and even be fast-tracked to an interview for an internship or job. This year, our tutors were able to gain access to exclusive opportunities with Lloyds Banking Group, Severn Trent, Norton Rose Fulbright and Ark Teacher Training. 

Of all the different types of tutoring I have done, this was definitely the most amazing and I believe it has made the most difference to the student's life as well.

Anonymous tutor in our end of programme survey