Ideally you will have experience of teaching in a primary school as a teacher or HLTA. You will need to be willing to work face to face with pupils and online if subject to school closures. The roles are full-time and cover a 6 week period. This is an amazing tutoring role allowing you to learn from industry experts and gain a real sense of job satisfaction delivering an established and successful literacy programme.
All tutor applicants will subject to our usual high standards of the recruitment process, including full background and employment checks, online interviews, references and DBS clearance.
All training is conducted by Success for All and the Fischer Family Trust, who will also be providing access to online materials needed for the ‘Tutoring with the Lightning Squad’ programme. Fully paid training will be provided.
The course, facilitated by trainers from Success for All and the Fischer Family Trust, will involve on-line learning in conjunction with Zoom group learning for an interactive approach. The course content consists of experiential learning (so you can get to know from the child’s perspective how to navigate through the exercises), familiarisation of materials, assessment training, tutor-checks, set-up instructions and technical know-how.
All materials and content are provided including training materials such as a User guide, Participation book, along with course content in hard copies for your easy access when tutoring begins. Continued support will be accessed via a weekly check-in sessions, giving you the opportunity to ask questions, as well as a helpline for technical support.
About the Lightning Squad Tutoring Programme
Alongside a tutor, pupils work in two cooperative pairs, taking turns as ‘Reader’ and ‘Coach’. The tutoring is a blended approach with in-person tutoring supported by an online tutoring platform. Tutoring activities are designed to improve reading skills, fluency, comprehension, spelling and phonics. Pupils work through 65 specially written, engaging and illustrated stories.
Most pupils spend 6 weeks working on the tutoring programme to catch-up their reading skills, with daily 30-minute tutoring sessions in school (4 pupils working with a tutor). Research has demonstrated that pupils using Tutoring with the Lightning Squad make learning gains of between 3 and 5 months in reading attainment.
The Fischer Family Trust provide online reports for tutors, teachers and school leaders which monitor pupils’ progress and reading attainment; it includes words learnt, reading age and reading fluency. A letter will be generated detailing the pupil’s progress which the tutor and school need to send home to parents. Provided reports will also help schools to monitor the impact of the tutoring on pupils’ reading skills and development.