National Tutoring Programme
Students in Years 10 and 11 are seizing the opportunity to catch up on lost learning this term, as they take advantage of high-quality tutoring support.
The students are meeting one-to-one with their tutors online, joining hour-long lessons each Wednesday afternoon. The support is tailored for each student, answering the question ‘What do you want to learn?’. At this stage the school is putting a focus on English and Maths, though this could widen to other subjects in future. The sessions will help to restore the learning that a student may have missed during isolation or when having to learn at home.
With funding support from the Government, The Radclyffe School has begun targeting the support at around one in ten students in Key Stage 4. Later in the year we’re expecting to roll this out further to Years 7 to 9. The school has identified students to be involved according to the grades they are working at and the amount of teaching they have missed.
Assistant Headteacher Nicola Arnold explained, “We are pleased to be partnering with MyTutor, one of a team of approved organisations working with schools and young people across the country. All the tutors our students will work with are University graduates who gained an A or A* in the subject at A level.”
To be part of the project the tutors have been through a rigorous process to get involved. An important skill will be to engage with students and ensure they make the most of the support on offer. The school will receive individual reports from the tutors on how well our students are attending and engaging.
Miss Arnold added, “We know that many students have faced difficulties learning at home, or have missed learning because of isolation or illness. The national tutoring programme is a wonderful opportunity to close gaps in a way that’s accessible and convenient.”