Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2017
Nick Bent is the Co-founder (with Abigail Shapiro) of The Tutor Trust, an award-winning education charity in Manchester and Leeds. He is also the Chief Executive of the charity, which currently has eleven staff and over 800 tutors.
The team believe that Nick undertaking Clore Social Leadership’s fellowship will help take The Tutor Trust to the next level, boosting both the quality of the charity’s work and its expansion into new cities. This will ensure that thousands more young people receive high quality academic tuition through their school, and thus the chance to fulfill their potential.
Nick has been involved with a number of educational and youth work charities for twenty-five years. He is a trustee of the academies charity Oasis Community Learning and serves as a lay member of the General Assembly of the University of Manchester.
An Associate of the think tank Demos, Nick spent seven years working in Westminster and Whitehall, including four years as Special Adviser to Rt Hon Tessa Jowell during the last Labour Government. He has also served as Director of the think tank Policy Network.
Nick is a graduate of the universities of Oxford (law) and Harvard (public policy).
Current principal role: Co-founder and Director
Current principal organisation: Tutor Trust