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Deloitte: enhancing learning in schools

This case study outlines the partnership between Deloitte and the National Tutoring Programme.

This case study outlines the partnership between Deloitte and the National Tutoring Programme.


In March 2020, when the first lockdown closed schools in the UK, Deloitte initially funded care packages of coffee and chocolate for teachers at Deloitte’s 5 Million Futures (5MF)partner schools. The company also donated funding to Teach First’s Time to Teach programme, which helped 11 career changers become new teachers.


Deloitte provided strategic pro bono support as the 5MF took pace, helping the National Tutoring Programme to:

  • Map its funding portfolio to ensure sufficient regional subject and year group coverage.
  • Track potential suppliers progressing through the due diligence process.
  • Set up agreements and milestones for the selected tuition partner organisations.

Deloitte spoke to Action Tutoring and The Access Project as prospective NTP Tuition Partners to offer support through employee volunteers. Deloitte had already been looking for virtual volunteering opportunities, so virtual tutoring was a good fit. Deloitte began working with The Access Project and Action Tutoring in October 2020.

About 5MF

5MF seeks to address inequality by overcoming barriers to education and employment, empowering individuals with the skills needed to succeed in today’s economy. Focused on inclusion and aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, 5MF is part of Deloitte’s global WorldClass commitment to empowering 50 million people by 2030. This is one of the ways Deloitte is bringing the firm’s purpose to life to make an impact that matters.

Outputs and Impact

Deloitte has so far:

  • Donated funding to Teach First’s Time to Teach programme.
  • Provided 43 volunteer tutors to deliver virtual tutoring in small groups to children in schools across the UK.
  • Donated laptops and made cash donations to its 26 5MF school partners.

Business in the Community’s work on employment and skills

Business in the Community (BITC) works with organisations to create meaningful employment. This is one of the most significant ways that business contributes to individuals’ and communities’ livelihoods and is the only sustainable route out of poverty for many.

Offering quality work experience, adopting new recruitment approaches, and breaking down barriers to entering work for people from disadvantaged groups can benefit business by tackling skills shortages, building new talent pipelines, boosting retention rates, and achieving higher productivity.

Next step

Business in the Community’s (BITC) Community Advisers support businesses to create a skilled and inclusive workforce by embedding essential skills and building successful education partnerships through our Business Class framework. Our advisers can also work with you to design and develop sustainable and impactful initiatives to build stronger relationships within your communities.

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