What is a tutorial?• A tutorial is an hour lesson given to programme leaders to address issues on the course and to deliver lessons on a pastoral level.• These lessons are inspected during Ofsted and the college is given funding and hours for this.
What do you cover in this lesson?• Discuss course related issues.• Deliver lessons that embed every child matters to broaden the student experience.• Help tutor and students get to know each other and work as a team.• Can be utilised for guest speakers from connexions, sex sense, higher education speakers or course related speakers.
Tutorial Team• Helen Brennan- Head of Student Support (023 9232 8950)• Rebecca Feek (023 9272 8298)& Karen Mcfarlane (023 9232 8953)- College Counsellors• Kirsty Durman (023 9272 8289) – Lead Tutor• Jocelyne O’Brien & Marie Mcgee(023 9232 8952)- College Careers Advisors
Lead Tutors• Our job role is to support tutors with the tutorial programme.• Lesson ideas and resources on My Course for tutors to access for tutorial lesson.• To give guidance on the role of a tutor (programme leader).
Discussion• In groups I want you to discuss the obstacles you have when delivering tutorial lessons.• What are the general responses from the students to tutorial lessons?• How you find delivering tutorials?• What you think of the materials provided?
Vocational Tutorial Programme• This can be accessed via My Course and has a variety of lesson plans and resources for each term to assist you with the delivery of tutorial lessons.• Tutorial materials can also be found on the S drive – S Drive// 08 All Staff Access/ Tutorial
PLP’s• Electronic personal learning plans put in place to set students target and to track individual student progress.• Deadlines are set throughout the year for you to sit with your students on one to one to discuss, set and monitor targets.
What are the benefits• P.L.P’s are linked with EBS to share personal details, qualifications on entry, monitor attendance via E registers.• Students can access their P.L.Ps via my course.• Flexible review dates• Less paperwork• All tutors on the programme will be able to set students targets
What do tutors have to do?• Ensure your students have had my course training.• All students need to be enrolled on EBS• Remove and assign roles on my course to create P.L.P’s• Tutors to have had my course training.
Smart Targets• An important part of the role of a tutor is to help students complete their Personal Learning Plan and set SMART TARGETS. Each student needs something to aim for, a sense of direction. This comes from setting them achievable challenges that inspire them to progress. These targets should be achievable by the next review date.
Target Setting• In groups of three we would like you to write three generic smart targets that could be included in a common data base as templates for staff to use and adapt.
How do we cater for E & D in our lessons?• This can be encouraged through:• Challenging stereotypes• Making sure diverse imagery is used where possible• Class discussion• Differentiation for individual needs of the students• Challenging any inappropriate comments made by students• Addressing lateness so all students are treated fairly.
Any Questions?• Do you have any questions from todays sessions?