A GUIDE TO WORKING WITH STUDENTS VIA PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING
In light of the National Tutoring Programme making tutoring partners available in schools, we spoke with Tutors Green whose bread and butter is placing tutors in school to try and make first-class tuition accessible to more students. The majority of their work is funded by Pupil Premium – this funding can now be used by schools to access subsidised tuition through the recently launched National Tutoring Programme.
This blog covers:
WHAT IS PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING?
Pupil premium refers to a grant made available from the Government in attempt to decrease the attainment gap in children who are at a disadvantage due to either family income or upheaval.
This includes children who have:
FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE ATTAINMENT GAP
Pupils from disadvantaged cohorts are not less academically able, but rather lack access to tools and resources necessary for high quality learning. Private tutoring rates vary widely anywhere between £15-70+/hr, but a London average is around £35/hr (depending on the agency and the type of tuition service being provided). As such, most families who recruit ‘private tutor’ are from a different social economic status than those children who are eligible for pupil premium funding. Children from disadvantaged financial and family backgrounds may have limited access to the following:
It is worth noting that children from higher income families are also at risk of being disadvantaged, but often in different ways.
TUITION FOR ALL, RATHER THAN A SELECT FEW
Typically, the tuition market is associated in affluent circles and private sectors, but many agencies and charities provide services aimed specifically at the state and public sector – one such company is Tutors Green who are also one of our affiliate training agencies.
Tutors Green was founded in 2015 and has quickly become a leading tuition provider in the UK. They provide first-class private tuition delivered by expert tutors and qualified teachers. Their mission is to make high-quality tuition accessible to all students, rather than a select few. To date, Tutors Green has grown a network of expert tutors and qualified teachers, that have helped thousands of students build confidence and achieve their academic goals.
KEY PRINCIPLES OF HIGH-QUALITY TUITION
We spoke to Tutors Green’s Operations Manager, Merenna, who summarised four valuable lessons learnt from running small group tuition programmes in state primary and secondary schools. Merenna ultimately believes that the best tuition support comes down to having a person-centred approach and here are her four key learnings:
Tutors Green is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. For more information about Tutors Green visit https://tutorsgreen.com/
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