Trinity Church of England High School, an outstanding school in Hulme, Manchester, were one of The Tutor Trust’s first ever school partners back in 2012. Over the past few years, Trinity have continued to work extensively with The Tutor Trust, recognising the value that our exceptional tutors can add to their GCSE intervention programme.

During the 2017-18 academic year, Trinity have held two holiday Maths revision booster sessions, one in the Easter break and one during May half-term. Sixty of the Year 11 cohort were invited to the May half-term session, working with 18 tutors in focused groups of 1:1, 1:2 and 1:3 to build their confidence on the upcoming GCSE Paper 2.

Emily Woodruffe, Ed Roworth and Sarah Thrussell working with Year 11 students at Trinity Church of England High School.

Martin Scott, Assistant Head and Head of Maths at Trinity, says “the reason we do it is that the students get to interact with someone who isn’t a normal teacher – it’s a different relationship and gives them a bit of variety in their revision. The feedback we get from the students is always very positive.”

Tutor Sarah Thrussell, who received a first-class degree in Maths and Philosophy from the University of Manchester in 2017, notes the students’ commitment to their half-term revision, saying

“it was great to be involved in the booster session at Trinity High School. The students were enthusiastic and had a real drive to understand and get the most out of the session.”

The students agree that the focused attention from tutors helps them to get instant feedback and direct their independent revision. One Year 11 says “working in a small group helps us understand stuff that hadn’t been clear to us in class. It’s more insightful because you get instant feedback on where you’ve gone wrong.”