Welcome back to Of Primary Importance!
In this podcast series we are exploring all things EYFS and primary with different topics and special guests each fortnight.
In this episode, we are joined by Liz Rumsey. Liz qualified as a teacher 11 years ago. Before that, she was a training manager for a large banking organisation. She moved from mainstream primary schools 6 years ago to join Tute and develop alternative provision for primary students. Her role has since developed and, in conjunction with developing and teaching lessons for students, she also has the responsibility of SEND lead teacher across all 5 Key Stages. This role enables me to work collaboratively with students, parents, schools and Local Education Authorities (LEAs) to ensure that all individual requirements are met.
In this episode we discussed ‘The role of tutoring in filling gaps in education.’
Here are some of the questions I asked Liz:
- Why did you choose to work at Tute and how did you make that move?
- What can you tell us about the pupils that use Tute?
- Is it more common for pupils with SEND or SEMH to access the provision? If so why do you think that is?
- You mentioned previously that Tute can be used as an alternative provision for any primary student, can you explain how that works?
- How does the Tute programme work and what is the pupil experience like?
- What are the benefits of pupils using Tute and are there any additional benefits specific to pupils with SEND or SEMH?
- Tute’s lessons are online, how do you feel this impacts on pupils learning and engagement?
- What are the challenges with lessons being online?
- What are your favourite lessons to teach?
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Kat Cauchi is the product manager of ReallySchool and the editor of R.I.S.E. Magazine.
She is also a former primary school teacher, member of the Global Equality Collective, Technocamps GiST role model, and Global EdTech author.