Keynote speakers included James Turner, CEO of The Sutton Trust and Dr Kathy Weston, a leading parental engagement specialist.
“Tutoring is an important part of the educational landscape, used by increasing numbers of parents, schools and teachers. It is great to see a commitment from TTA and many of its members to ensure tutoring is not only of a high quality, but that it reaches more of the young people who need it most – the national conference was a testament to this. Government, schools, the tuition sector and not-for-profits like the Sutton Trust need to explore innovative ways to widen access to the best tutoring – whether through the pupil premium, vouchers or other imaginative approaches,” said James.
Launched in 2013, The Tutors’ Association is the UK’s only professional membership body for tutors. It provides the vital self-regulation that is necessary for tutors clearly to define their commitment to best practice, professional development and a strict code of conduct and ethics. With over 1000 members, and growing, the association is making significant strides to unite the national tutoring community.
Addressing a packed auditorium, TTA President, Tim Morris, reiterated his mission to bridge the gap between the tutoring and traditional education sectors.