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Summer Holiday Tuition

SP Tutors is working in conjunction with schools and the National Tutoring Programme to offer tuition in the summer holidays to help address lost learning due to lockdown.  

High-quality tuition from SP Tutors adds capacity to schools and staff, easing the burden on schools and supporting schools in helping target those pupils who need it most.   

Why Provide Summer Holiday Tuition?

Research published by the Department for Education (DfE) estimates that in the first half-term of autumn 2020, pupils in: 

  • year 3 to 9 were on average around 1.6 to 2 months behind on their reading 
  • year 3 to 7 were around 3.2 months behind on their maths 
  • schools with high numbers of pupils eligible for free school meals were on average further behind those in schools with low free school meals eligibility 

Anecdotal evidence also points to children and young people’s mental health having suffered from lockdown and from periods of individual or class isolation even after schools reopened fully in the autumn term. 

Summer school provision with an academic focus has the potential to support attending pupils to make up for some of their missed education.

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) finds that, on average, pupils attending a summer school can make: 

  • 2 months’ additional progress (compared with pupils who do not attend) 
  • up to 4 months’ additional progress if the summer school offers small group tuition led by highly-trained and experienced teaching staff 

Targeting transition  

Give your incoming Year7s the best start by combining summer school fun with targeted tuition. Why not combine summer school funding with NTP subsidised tuition to offer pupils a week in school that will give them the best possible start to their secondary school journey? Read more…..

Wrap-around care – summer clubs

Utilise the opportunity of holiday clubs already being provided in school or create wrap-around provision by partnering up with sports providers to create a meaningful week of tuition, wellbeing and sport activities. Where pupils are already in school for summer childcare, add value with targeted tuition designed to fill in gaps in knowledge, cement their learning and prepare them for the year ahead. Read more….

Booster sessions 

Sessions aimed specifically at boosting progress to prepare pupils for the next academic year, ensuring they start with more confidence and higher self-esteem. This could be in a single subject or adopting a multi-disciplinary approach delivered face-to-face in school (at At-Home online in pre-agreed circumstances).  Read more…..

For further information or to discuss the opportunities for summer tuition, please email ehooper@sptutors.co.uk