Education charity on a mission to boost diversity and accessibility supported by Stone King

September 22, 2022

Bath-headquartered law firm Stone King has teamed up with pioneering education social enterprise Tutors United to support its work and help boost the employability of its tutors.

Tutors United (TU) hires, trains and supports undergraduate students to deliver small group tuition to primary-aged school children from low-income and migrant backgrounds. 

The London-based charity works with housing associations and primary schools, with its tutors holding attainment-raising after-school tutorials across England.

Over the current academic year, Stone King will provide careers support and work placement opportunities to the tutor cohort as part of the charity’s employability programme.  

Many TU tutors are law students and the majority are from low-income households and almost 80% are from Asian and Black backgrounds.

Volunteers from Stone King will help with the tutor recruitment process and provide training sessions to give tutors insight into particular professions, as well as ‘soft skills’ such as presenting, teamwork, time management, leadership and communication.

These sessions aim to improve tutors’ transferable skills and career progression opportunities for once they graduate.

The firm hosted an induction session for the new tutor cohort at one of its offices earlier this month, pictured above, and will also reserve places on its annual Insight Scheme for tutors with an interest in law to gain knowledge of the legal world. 

Stone King, which employs more than 230 people across its offices in Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds and London, is a national leader in the charity, faith and education sectors. 

Stone King managing partner Steven Greenwood said: “We’re excited about this partnership and the opportunity to support these dedicated tutors who are making such a difference to their tutor groups.

“Their work and that of Tutors United is so important and resonates with our commitment to being a socially responsible firm that supports the community around us wherever we can.” 

Tutors United tutor recruitment & development officer Sam Speer said the charity was delighted to be partnering with Stone King for the current academic year.

“As a leading law firm in the charity and education sectors, our tutors will gain invaluable experience in the legal field through this partnership,” he added.

“We’d like to extend a huge thank you to Stone King for their commitment to boosting diversity and accessibility in their sector and we can’t wait for our wonderful tutors to benefit from this opportunity.”



Comments are closed.


Reach tens of thousands of senior business people across the Bath area for just £75 a month. Email for more information.