The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) is an ambitious scheme intended to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people within the academy who have been most affected by disruption to their education as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Students will receive 15 hours’ worth of online tutoring via the My Tutor platform. Students will receive support in English through either one to one, or one to three online tutoring sessions, the programme will provide bespoke support, and intervention to develop a targeted range of skills to increase progress in English. Students will be supported by their academy teachers who have provided information on the areas that individual students need to improve on.
How is this being delivered:
A programme of 15 weekly, term time tutoring sessions covering English with a trained and qualified specialist teacher. Sessions are online and are either 1:1 with the student and a tutor or 3:1 with two other students from our academy cohort and a tutor. Some students will sit their tutoring sessions in school and other students will sit their tutoring at home. 54% of the selected students will be completing their tutoring sessions in school to ensure we can provide additional support.
How many students are taking part?
We are working with 189 students across Year 7 – Year 9, which breaks down to:
- 57 Year 7 students
- 35 Year 8 students
- 97 Year 9 students
We will look to increase student participation over time so that we are strategically targeting students based on gaps in knowledge, skills and understanding. Tudor Grange Kingshurst has reviewed various data types to ensure the Programme targets students where impact can be quickly seen. Students have been chosen using different methods for different year groups. Year 7 students are chosen based on their reading age where there is a gap between reading age and actual age, focusing on English skills. Year 8 and Year 9 students are chosen based on any gaps between assessment grades and minimum expected grades (targets) in English
As part of our ongoing support for students due to missed learning from COVID-19 and to continue to provide effective intervention for students to enable pathways from post-16, we are using online tutoring as a package to support this process.
Students will receive 15 hours’ worth of online tutoring via the My Tutor platform. Students involved will receive one to one, or in small groups, bespoke support, and intervention on a range of Core and Ebacc subjects such as English, Maths and Science. Students will be supported by their teachers who have provided information on the areas that the individual students need to improve on.
Research from the Education Endowment Foundation into effective support for students includes tutoring as a means of supporting student progress. The EEF states that effective tutoring can, add up to 5 months of progress on average where students have received regular tutoring.
How is this being delivered:
Some of the tutoring sessions will be online at home, whilst others will be at the academy so that we can support students if required. All Year 11 students will receive tutoring at home to allow them to develop independent learning skills that will support them for post-16 and training.
How many students are taking part:
We are working with 40 Year 10 students and 25 Year 11 students. We will look to increase student participation over time so that we are strategically targeting students based on gaps in knowledge, skills and understanding.
All students are provided with headphones with a microphone so that they can interact with their tutors.