Individual Tuition
A case study – Notley High School
WHY?
• school involved in the pilot
• owed it to our students
• extra finance for staff
RECRUITMENT OF TUTORS
• all from within school
• recently retired staff
• subject areas
English
mathematics
humanities
modern foreign languages
technology
drama
ICT
WHICH STUDENTS?
• students stuck on a level across 2 terms
• students making slow progress
• students needing a boost to reach level 5 at the end of
the key stage
ORGANISATION
• students not tutored by own class teacher
• letter home to parent/carers inviting them to a meeting
• preparation meeting involving:
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moderation of some work
meeting with class teacher
looking at tutees work
completion of Individual Tuition Plan (ITP)
meeting with parent
ORGANISATION
• sessions held in the library at the end of the school day
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(some during the school day)
juice and chocolate provided to tutor and tutee
passport completed at each session and taken home
5 or 10 week blocks
POSITIVES
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intervention for ‘hidden’, ‘middle’ students
personalisation
improved student attainment
boost to student confidence
popular with parents/carers
CPD tool for staff
develops a different pedagogy
ISSUES
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recruitment
safety – staff and students
parent/carer ‘special needs’ concern
needs to be co-ordinated
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Notley High School