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The Tutor Trust and Frontline's Looked After Child Workshop

 

 

 

Last week saw a fantastic CPD event take place, with representatives from one of our partner organisations, Frontline, coming into The Tutor Trust to hold a workshop on Looked After Children for our tutors, held upstairs from The Tutor Trust offices in Macc’s board room.

 

 

Co-Founder Abigail Shapiro introduced the event to a room filled with tutors, thanking our tutors for their hard work and commending their choice to get involved even further in understanding the crucial work we do with LAC pupils across Greater Manchester.

 

Nita, Madeleine and Jo from Frontline held a fantastic workshop, encouraging tutors to share their experiences on working with LAC pupils and informing them even further with statistics and case studies taken from real cases they had each dealt with. The event offered a great insight to our tutors on the kinds of backgrounds and mindsets typical of so many of our LAC pupils, and gave them a chance to broaden the methods they use to engage sensitively with such children.

 

   

 

This workshop has come at a great time for The Tutor Trust, with LAC work currently accounting for over a fifth of our tuition across Greater Manchester. We are incredibly proud of the strong relationships we have built up with Virtual Schools teams, and it’s been fantastic to see how well our tutors have dealt with this work. And Frontline seemed to enjoy the session too - as Madeleine said, "This session was a great opportunity to share knowledge and understanding when working with vulnerable children. It was wonderful to see so many engaged and enthusiastic tutors in attendance, and I left the session excited when thinking about how much their support will mean for the young people they tutor."

 

 

 

Our tutors certainly seemed to enjoy the session, with our tutor Ben saying “this event was brilliant, not only informative but it also really helped me to understand how to approach working with a LAC child – I’ve always enjoyed doing LAC work, and this has made me all the more confident to take on more LAC assignments in the future.”

 

   

 

Primary Coordinator Su, who organised the workshop, said: “It was great to gather so many tutors in one room to talk about some of the most valuable work we do. Frontline had a wealth of knowledge to share with us and it was great for tutors to share their own experiences and skills set with one another. We’re looking forward to hosting more CPD in the new academic year and hope to attract as many fantastic tutors again. Many thanks to Frontline for their support!”

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