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Teacher advice written by experts in education. Includes topics such as interventions, pupil premium strategies, revision tips, attainment and leadership.

Closing pandemic learning gaps for KS3 students at Basildon ...

This year, we worked with Basildon Lower Academy in Essex, to help KS3 students close the learning gaps they had developed in reading and numeracy during the pandemic. Focusing on 600+ disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils across Years 7, 8 and...

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Boosting academic progress for disadvantaged students at Lod...

This year, we worked with Lodge Park Academy, near Corby in the East Midlands, to support their students year-round with several tuition programmes, including during the Easter break. Using a combination of 1:1 and small group (3:1) tuition, the Easter...

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MyTutor to deliver high quality tutoring to disadvantaged pu...

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that MyTutor has been chosen to deliver tutoring to schools as an approved National Tutoring Programme (NTP) Tuition Partner for the second year running. Schools can now access high-quality online tutoring from us, subsidised by...

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5 ways to help your Y11s prepare for their GCSEs

After more than two years of disruption caused by the pandemic, education secretary Na...

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Is maths getting harder? How to help struggling pupils achieve better grades

Maths is hard. If you’re a teacher, you probably hear this a lot.  And it seems...

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Advice for teachers: 7 wellbeing tips for end-of-term

It’s the longest term of the year, and the paperwork feels endless. You’re tired a...

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4 ways you can help your pupils by starting a tuition programme now

Teachers have been working tirelessly, keeping kids learning from home and in the clas...

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Making sense of funding options: how schools can find and use the money they need for tuition programmes

The pandemic caused all sorts of disruption to schools, from learning gaps across the ...

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5 ways schools have helped pupils feel confident post-lockdown

Since schools opened their doors for the second time during the pandemic, they’ve be...

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MyTutor on the Key Voices National Tutoring Programme podcast

Ahead of the launch of the government-funded National Tutoring Programme (NTP), we mad...

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Intervention strategy: 4 tips for boosting parental engagement

In a survey of 3,000 teachers across the UK, we found that 55% agreed that ‘low pare...

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How to plan for a restful (and enjoyable) summer holiday

Is there such a thing as a restful summer holiday? Thanks to Jo Loucas, AimHigher Coor...

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How to prevent "summer learning loss" - webinar recording

We recently ran a webinar in partnership with Opogo and Jo Lane on “How to preve...

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Top 10 revision tips for teachers and pupils

Thanks to Charlie Anderson, Deputy Headteacher at The John Henry Newman School I have...

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Pupil premium: how it works and the best ways to spend it

Pupil premium is a fund introduced by the Department for Education in 2011 with the ai...

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Top 10 GCSE maths topics that students struggle with

GCSE Maths is hard, and we know it: At MyTutor we work with 1000+ secondary schools t...

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5 tips on working smarter (not harder)

Is there such a thing as “work-life balance” in teaching? As teachers, we ...

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Raise confidence, raise results: confidence-boosting strategies for schools

About our student confidence research Student confidence is an issue that we often hea...

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Revision tips: how to reinforce learning in the run up to exams

Thanks to Marc Naylor, Deputy Head at The Ravensbourne School in Bromley How do you kn...

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Top tips for middle leaders to reduce teacher workload

Thanks to James Hearn, Director of Learning at Hartshill School Top tips for middle le...

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Supporting students' wellbeing at secondary school

Thanks to Ruth Davies, Director of Learning Support at The John Henry Newman School Te...

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5 creative ways to spend pupil premium funding

Thanks to Emily Kirton, Teacher and Learning Mentor at The Hemel Hempsted School  Wha...

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6 top tips for running an effective school intervention programme

Running an effective school intervention programme: what’s the secret? So, what...

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5 best ways to support your pupil premium pupils

Thanks to Charlie Anderson, Deputy Headteacher at The John Henry Newman School Since t...

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