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Are tutors the solution to the achievement gap?

8 July | 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

The attainment gap in England has widened over the pandemic. Tutoring is an unusually effective intervention for driving pupil academic progress. It’s also generally popular with parents and politicians. If properly directed at disadvantaged students, it could close the attainment gap.However, the mixed success of The National Tutoring Programme in the past two years suggests that this plan may not be as straightforward as it seems. Following the launch of CfEY’s new report, ‘Leveling Up Tutoring’, this panel considers whether tutoring really can close the attainment gap and, if it can, what policymakers, schools and others need to do to realise this ambition.


8 July
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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Mary Myatt, Education adviser, writer and speaker, Independent, Susannah Hardyman,  Founder and CEO, Action Tutoring, Tom Hooper, Founder & CEO, Third Space Learning, Ian Taylor, Leader of School Performance, Academies Enterprise Trust, Sam Freedman, Senior Adviser/Senior Fellow, Ark Schools/Institute for Government, Baz Ramaiah, Senior Associate, The Centre for Education and Youth