A Champion for Every Child is a pastoral tutoring programme that has had a notable impact for thousands of Pupil Premium pupils across the Kemnal Academies Trust. Emma Lee-Potter finds out how it works in practice at Miltoncross Academy

Revision sessions, mind-maps, quizzes, hand-writing techniques, times-table challenges and games of Uno – these are just a few of the activities that ACE tutors at Miltoncross Academy undertake with their students.

The 815-pupil school, situated in a disadvantaged area of Portsmouth, introduced the ACE programme in November 2021 with the aim of helping Pupil Premium students to progress academically and improve their outcomes and life chances.

ACE stands for A Champion for Every Child and offers one-to-one pastoral tutoring to Pupil Premium pupils at 45 primary and secondary schools run by the Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), a multi-academy trust in the south and east of England.

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