Students underachieving in English and Maths were identified for potential 1 to 1 or small group tuition in English and Maths; this tuition was delivered by in house teachers during the Autumn first half term; a two hours session on a Saturday morning.
Using writing frameworks, drafts and redrafts; live feedback during the lessons with suggestions for improvements and independent writing tasks set as part of home learning. We delivered IPEEL training to staff to use in lessons.
Books were monitored by SLT to assess evidence of more determination and lengthier writing responses.
Maximize were utilised as a specialist group, and offered high impact study skills sessions for students in Years 7 – 13. They delivered practical advice and effective strategies to help build pupils’ knowledge and confidence in revision, assessment and exam situations. We ran a session for Year 11 students in the Autumn first half term. Knowledge organisers were issued to students in Years 9 to 11 in September 2021. Knowledge organisers were used as they are an integral part of teaching and learning and incorporate memory and metacognitive tasks.