What are you offering?
We are offering additional, targeted remote teaching support from our community of fully qualified teachers to help parents and learners at home should they feel they need it.
Why are you doing this when schools should be doing it themselves?
Schools and teachers continue to do an incredible job supporting pupils under the most challenging circumstances. Our service is designed to support that work and provide additional help to parents if and when they feel they need it. This could include:
Additional supervision and support for schoolwork and worksheets should this not be available within the school’s existing remote learning provision
Subject teaching at any level
Helping motivate and engage students with learning
Providing assessments and peace of mind.
How does it work?
Once we have discussed the requirements with the parent/carer, we short list suitable teachers for their consideration. All teachers are introduced to parents/carers free of charge for a requirements gathering and evaluation session before any practical sessions are facilitated. We ensure that all content and delivery is directed by the parent to ensure they are comfortable that their child’s needs are being met.
What safety checks are in place?
All of our teachers are fully vetted to the highest standards. We only provide access to qualified mainstream classroom teachers who are cleared for work according to DfE ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines’ and regulatory bodies’ requirements. This means that they are DBS checked, interviewed by a former teacher and reference checked amongst numerous other statutory checks like Right to Work.
In addition, we have a range of monitoring and quality protocols in place to ensure the safety and satisfaction of parents, learners and our community of qualified teachers.
With a minimum of 10 years’ experience each, our teacher engagement team are on hand to interview, coach and support our qualified teachers at all times.
Doesn’t this just make the social division worse, as only those with means can access this additional help?
At Teacher Booker, we are passionate about improving the outcomes and life chances of learners, which is why we want every child to have reliable, consistent access to great teachers throughout their entire education and we are pleased to be able to offer this additional help to parents during such uncertain times.
As part of the Government’s £1billion coronavirus catch-up package, £350m has been allocated to support tutoring. The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) provides additional support to schools to help disadvantaged pupils whose education has been affected during the pandemic and provides a long-term contribution to closing the attainment gap.
We encourage parents to speak to schools if they feel their child should access this support.