Evaluation of Tutor Trust Targeted Tutoring Pilot for Post-16 GCSE Maths and English Resit Learners, 2024-25

College/School Information Sheet [PDF]
College/School Privacy Notice [PDF]
Student and Parent/Carer Privacy Notice [PDF]
Tutor Privacy Notice [PDF]

Tutor Trust (TT) has been funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to deliver a pilot programme of one-to-one tutoring to students in colleges and schools who are resitting GCSE maths and English during 2024-25. Students will have access to 15 hours of tutoring in either maths or English, alongside mentoring support. The tutoring sessions will combine personalised academic support with confidence building and support to overcome barriers to learning.

The pilot will involve 20 colleges/schools in Yorkshire and the North West serving disadvantaged communities. Up to 12 students will be supported in each college/school who will undertake their resit GCSEs in English or maths in November 2024 or June 2025. All learners will have not yet achieved a Grade 4+ in these subjects and at least 75% of students will be eligible for the 16-19 Bursary Fund.

A key focus of the evaluation will be to explore the effectiveness of tutoring in schools/colleges and perceived outcomes for students. This will include three key activities:

  • an online baseline and endpoint student attitude survey administered by tutors with all participating students in the first and penultimate tutoring session to explore: changes in confidence, motivation, knowledge and progress in English and maths and in their studies more generally.
  • college/school case studies and interviews to explore how the intervention has been delivered in different settings:
    • 10 case studies will be undertaken (five face-to-face and five virtually) which will include interviews with college/school staff and tutor(s) and interviews/focus groups with students.  
    • 10 interviews will be undertaken with staff responsible for the programme in the remaining colleges/schools.
  • the collection of monitoring data on students’ participation in tutoring, GCSE grades and levels of attendance in college/school during the intervention.

The evaluation will also include the following data collection activities with:

  • programme deliverers: set-up meetings prior to implementation to understand the programme and agree a programme logic model, followed by interviews at two timepoints during implementation.
  • tutors: focus groups following initial training and the administration of a tutor proforma following the completion of tutoring.
  • trainers responsible for training and supporting tutors: workshops following training and on completion of the tutoring.  

For more information about the evaluation and how personal data will be collected and processed, please read the relevant information sheet(s) and privacy notice(s) at the top of this page.