Who is eligible for one-to-one tuition?
The eligibility criteria for tuition have been based on those used in the Making Good Progress pilot. Tuition should only be offered to pupils who:
entered the key stage behind the expected level and/or
are not on trajectory to reach national expectations, or to make two levels of progress and/or
are looked-after children who would particularly benefit from this kind of additional support.
This includes SEN pupils who meet the criteria for one-to-one tuition and who the schools feel would particularly benefit from this support are eligible. However it is important that one-to-one tuition is a supplementary intervention and is not used to backfill or replicate existing support.
The purpose of one-to-one tuition
One-to-one tuition is appropriate for pupils who have been taught a skill in the classroom, and subsequent efforts have failed to secure it.
Much of the tuition time should be spent discussing high-value strategies which can be applied again and again in other contexts. Highly tailored tuition sessions are delivered by a qualified tutor at a pace that is both appropriate to the child and provides a balance between challenge and support to help pupils feel secure in their learning. Within the session misunderstandings are quickly identified and addressed at the point of misconception.