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Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:26 pm

Everything you need to know about the new tutoring scheme

The National Tutoring Programme has been touted at the solution to missed school during the pandemic. But how will that work in practice?

by Leah Hardy


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education-a ... ng-scheme/
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Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:37 pm

I previously featured an article by journalist Leah Hardy here:

The war of words over dyslexia: now it's a blessing, not a curse

A charity claims dyslexic people have special skills but an academic says the term means nothing. Meanwhile, children are struggling to read

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1383
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Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:21 pm

This critical analysis by Richard Taylor was flagged up via Twitter:

https://mediataylor.com/the-endowment-effect/

THE ENDOWMENT EFFECT: RELYING TOO MUCH ON THE INITIAL PIECE OF INFORMATION OFFERED WHEN MAKING DECISIONS

In my 20 years in the business of UK education, tutoring was almost always seen by governments as ‘the love that dare not speak its name’.

That political and ideological taboo has been shattered as a result of Covid-19, and in England we now have a state-funded, 3rd party-managed and 4th party-delivered National Tutoring Programme (NTP) £350m+.

This is the largest part of the government’s £1bn ‘Coronavirus catch-up package’, but is it needed, will it work, who runs it and is it the best use of taxpayers’ money?
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Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:25 pm

I wrote a piece via my blog, The Naked Emperor, raising questions about the Education Endowment Foundation's role in the National Tutoring Programme for educational reasons with regard to special needs in literacy, see here:

https://debbiehepplewhite.com/the-educa ... show-this/

The Education Endowment Foundation is actively undermining the Government in England and here is an evidence trail to show this


This post is very important indeed.

As anyone who follows me on Twitter may know, I, and others, have been very critical about the work of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) for some considerable time.

The EEF actively undermines the work and conclusions of those involved in the parliamentary and independent inquiries into the teaching of reading in England (2003 to 2006), the Minister of State for Schools Standards the rt hon Nick Gibb, the Government’s Department for Education and Ofsted – the schools’ inspectorate.

Is the Government being duped by this organisation? The EEF projects, online content and guidance seem designed for obfuscation.

And the Government continues to fund the EEF with hundreds of millions of pounds of public money in (what one can only assume) is naivety – ignorant bliss.

Or is it more sinister?

How worried should the teaching profession and the general public be? Very.

The 2020 ‘National Tutoring Programme’ has resulted in hundreds of millions of pounds being handed over to the EEF for perhaps our most needy children’s education in light of the disruption to education of Covid-19.

The EEF guidance, recommendations, and commentary in its accompanying text online, for teachers and parents, however, is the opposite to the Department for Education’s and Minister Nick Gibb’s.



Here is the link to a thread I started featuring further critical analysis of what the Education Endowment Foundation promotes for literacy intervention:


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Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:19 pm

Elizabeth Nonweiler of the UK Reading Reform Foundation has provided a list of programmes recommended for literacy intervention, as required, according to the research-informed 'systematic synthetic phonics teaching principles':

https://rrf.org.uk/messageforum/viewtop ... f=1&t=6509

The Department for Education has been fully alerted to the worries of the UK Reading Reform Foundation, and others, regarding the 'Promising Projects List' for literacy intervention of the Education Endowment Foundation that does not include the 'DfE validated' systematic synthetic phonics programmes that the DfE itself promotes (and even funds for schools that require additional support in teaching foundational literacy).

It makes no sense whatsoever that the DfE funds the Education Endowment Foundation knowing that the EEF promotes programmes with different teaching principles to those officially promoted in England after a full parliamentary enquiry and the independent review of Sir Jim Rose (2006).

What this does suggest is that what teachers are to believe and practice for their professional knowledge and understanding is still left to chance because of these contradictory messages.
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Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:21 pm

Goodness only knows what's going on with the National Tutoring Programme - read all about it in The Guardian:

UK tutoring scheme uses under-18s in Sri Lanka paid as little as £1.57 an hour


https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... dApp_Other

In response to the information revealed in The Guardian article, a petition has been started by a professional association of tutors in the UK:


Initiate a public enquiry into the National Tutoring Programme management


https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament- ... 3818-en-GB

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