Weston Favell Academy

Nurturing independent learners with tutoring
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5 mins

Weston Favell Academy is a multi-academy trust school in Northampton for pupils aged 11-18. They've been working with MyTutor for 3 years to help further support vulnerable pupils and those with special educational needs. 

 

The challenge

The school's vision for its MyTutor programme was to support their Pupil Premium students, especially those with HAP (high-achieving pupil) status or those who might have LAC or SEN status. 

The challenge was to help every pupil reach their full potential via 1:1 tutoring. 

 

The programme

Weston Favell Academy offers pupils access to Chemistry, Biology, Physics, French, Geography and History tuition. 

“To boost engagement with the sessions, I touch base with students beforehand, and we'll review the tutor notes from the week before, so I can provide a 'what went well' and an 'even better if,'" says Lee Berrill, Weston Favell Academy's Raising Standards Lead. 

The impact

Most pupils developed their self-confidence - becoming more independent in their learning and improving their grades.

"An impact study we carried out indicates that pupils taking part are achieving at least 1 grade higher than the rest of the cohort - so we're definitely seeing an impact." 

 

The experience 

“I’ve been impressed with MyTutor’s level of customer service and the response when I’ve called." says Lee. "Most of the time, it’s a rapid, very helpful response – and the team is quick to deal with tech issues."

 

A top tip or word of advice from the school

"To help pupils feel engaged, I catch up with them after their MyTutor sessions to ask some open-ended questions and get a feel for how it's going." 

 

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