They don’t need to. Because we have already learned from the national tutoring programme, where we have done a million blocks of tutoring, that teachers know how to do this well. It’s just never been available to them, it’s only been the luxury of more privileged parents, more fortunate parents.
Teachers know what to do when they see a child falling behind. It’s the analysis first, looking at where the gaps are, communicating with the parents to say ‘this is where we think the gaps are’, and then putting in place additional tutoring, maybe taking a child with them and doing a bit more reading with them, a bit more maths.
Teachers are already doing it, we’re just putting it in place across the country. If we keep it simple, stay focused, it will deliver outstanding results.