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EducationTwo senior appointments as Altrincham education firm grows

Two senior appointments as Altrincham education firm grows

A Greater Manchester tutoring business has expanded its team with two senior appointments, in order to help schools across the UK recover from 2020.

Altrincham’s Yipiyap has appointed Abbie Stewart as Operations Manager and Elly Baker as Head of Project Development.

Abbie, from Lymm, joins after almost three years working as a school finance officer and 16 years at KPMG. Her role at Yipiyap will see her head up the recruitment of new peer tutor candidates and the manage the UK-wide tutoring schedules.

Elly lives in central Manchester. She has joined Yipiyap following several years working in tech recruitment in Europe. She will be central to Yipiyap’s ongoing expansion as she researches and rolls out new business models and school projects.

Yipiyap was founded in 2012 by former maths teacher Anne Morris. The organisation harnesses the talent of high-achieving school leavers and following a thorough interview process, places them with schools for their gap year, providing peer tutoring in English, Maths or Science. The company has grown exponentially, placing hundreds of peer tutors in schools and colleges, and with £650m Catch Up Funding being provided for schools by the government, Anne has seen enquiries increase by 50% over the last few months.

“The main priority for headteachers over the next 12 months is to help their pupils make up for any learning lost through Covid closures and home-schooling – and our approach allows them to do this in a way that suits their establishment, their students and their budgets,” says Anne. “By bringing peer tutors into their schools they can provide support to their teaching staff and welcome enthusiastic, intelligent young people who are proven to bring their best out of their learners.

“We’re delighted to welcome Abbie and Elly to the team as we support schools and colleges across the northwest and all over the UK.”

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