1:30 pm

Talking Impact: Exploring the implementation of tutoring and the impact on pupil outcomes

Event breakdown

Tutoring can have a powerful impact on pupils. We know what kind of impact it can have and how to implement tutoring successfully. On the 14th of December we explore how to use tutoring effectively.

We were joined by expert panellists who discussed what leads to the successful implementation of tutoring and what impact tutoring can have on a range of pupil outcomes. Please see below for a brief outline of what the session contained:

  • Presentation of summary of findings from range of tutoring evaluations delivered by ImpactEd Evaluation
  • Introduction to our expert panellists
  • Panel discussion on findings from evaluations
  • Q&A - a chance to ask our experts your questions on tutoring evidence

You can find our report on 'Tutoring: Implementation and impact' here.


Fiona Rutherford

Programme Director for NTP, Education Development Trust

Fiona is the Programme Director for the National Tutoring Programme at EDT. She has over 10 years’ experience in the education sector, starting out as an MFL teacher, Fiona has progressed into various leadership roles within the sector, such as running an education centre focusing on inclusion and widening participation, and other national, large-scale teacher development programmes. Fiona holds a Masters in Education from the University of Cambridge that focused on the effects of mentoring on young People. In the webinar, we will hear from her about EDT’s experience of evaluating the school led tutoring programme and its impact.

Gwen Casazza

Project Director, Tribal

Gwen Casazza from Tribal will be with us to discuss tutoring. Gwen is a Project Director at Tribal, overseeing the delivery of Quality Assurance of Tuition Partners for the National Tutoring Programme. She will be joining us to share her views on tutoring provision and potential actions/ considerations can be done to make it more impactful. She has nearly 20 years of experience in education strategy, policy, programme design and delivery which includes leading large-scale, high-profile education and public sector reform initiatives across the US and UK. She holds a Master of Public Administration in Innovation, Public Policy and Public Value from UCL’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.

Connie Lawfull

Media and Comms Officer, Get Further

Connie Lawfull from Get Further will be joining us to share Get Further’s experience of evaluating their tutoring programme. Connie is the Marketing and Communications Officer for Get Further - an award-winning tuition charity and the only non-profit dedicated to supporting students in Further Education to secure gateway maths and English qualifications. She has overseen Get Further’s partnership with London South East Colleges and used Get Further’s digital platforms to showcase the charity’s specialisms and advocate for better funding for post-16 English and maths students. She also supports the development of Get Further’s tutors.

David Linsell

Director of Education, The Kemnal Academies Trust

David is the Director of Education at TKAT and has 40 years of experience in education, 20 of those being years of Headship. He’s led on governance and curriculum and is now focused on programmes supporting disadvantaged pupils; he currently leads on TKAT’s A Champion for Every Child (ACE) programme. This programme, based on the principle that every disadvantaged pupil and their families have regular one-to-one contact with their ACE Tutor, has supported over 8,000 people across 45 schools. In the webinar, we will hear from him about schools’ experience of evaluating tutoring programmes and the value it brings.

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