Practical guide offers tips for tutoring interventions

A practical guide has been published by researchers offering tips for schools looking to implement one-to-one and small group tutoring interventions.

The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) is based on evaluations of the first and second years of the National Tutoring Programme – which was set-up to support Covid recovery work in schools, particularly with pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The “how-to” classroom guide draws out seven key themes from the evidence designed to help teachers implement effective tutoring programmes. These themes are:

Dr Ben Styles, the NFER’s head of classroom practice and workforce, said:

“Schools want to engage with the evidence but are incredibly tight for time. We want to make our research easier to read for teachers and leaders by creating outputs which draw out the key implications, specific to them.

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