What could you do to improve attainment in your school?
Evidence from the EEF Teaching & Learning toolkit shows that tutoring can improve attainment by approximately 5 months in a year, particularly for pupils from lower income homes. Most schools already offer after-school booster classes for their pupils but what if there was a way to improve grades without affecting your staff or pupil timetable? What if you could improve attainment for all pupils without affecting your pupil premium budget?
Over the past few years, we have continually monitored the difference that young people have experienced as a direct result of participating on our Awards programme and Academic programme. The data below shows a summary of the impact gained for young people that have participated in both the Awards and Academic programme. Impact data below is from 2014-2017.
An after-school tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programme
The GT Scholars Programme is an after-school tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programme open to any pupil aged 11-16. We work with volunteer undergraduates and graduate tutors who provide one-to-one online tutoring in Maths or English. Our scholars also benefit from one-to-one mentoring and weekend enrichment and skill-building activities.
All funding is used to provide free places to young people from low income homes
GT Scholars operates a not-for-profit social enterprise model which means that you don’t have to go to the right school, live in the right neighbourhood, have the right grades or have the right household income to qualify for support. We run low cost programmes and use all the additional income to run tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programmes entirely free for young people from the lowest income homes.
How much does it cost?
The GT Scholars Programme operates a unique funding model where we charge means-tested fees to parents – with fees ranging from £9 per hour to £26 per hour. Our funding model ensures that the programme remains affordable to young people from relatively low income homes and free of charge to young people from the lowest income homes.
How do we get started?
The programme is free for schools to participate. There are two steps to get started. First, we’ll send a letter home inviting parents to an information session. Then we’ll run an information session in your school – this is usually done in the late afternoon or early evening. Pupils and their parents can then make an informed decision about joining the programme. If you would like to find out more about the programme, please get in touch with us.