Julia has always been prepared and even took novels home to read if she was unfamiliar with the books to allow her to become familiar with text so that it would allow her to help the students complete any tasks which had been set for them by their teachers.
I can’t speak highly enough of Dan and Raihan. They have shown a great deal of initiative and get on with the task in hand. Although I initially thought I would use them as a boost to C/D borderline students, this has not always been possible due to the year 11 being in high demand from their other subjects.
This was the first year that Prestatyn High School has had a Yipiyap tutor. Over the past nine months, Josh has proven to be a valuable member of the maths department. His work has given students greater confidence in their maths ability and has helped weaker pupils develop key skills.
As the day has progressed I have caught up with each group and all were very positive. They have commented how they really enjoyed the opportunity and how much they like Kelvin. Some of the students have been a little disaffected due to recent set changes and to see them with a smile on their faces after Maths was fantastic.
Our Yipiyap tutors have proved to be positive, flexible, capable and unrelentingly committed members of staff. We cannot envisage how we would have delivered an effective intervention programme without the commitment and expertise of our Yipiyap tutors... more of the same next year please!
Having used Yipiyap in my previous school for 1 day a week, I was well aware of the positive influence the process has on targeted students. Having now moved schools, we have Yipiyap 5 days a week and the impact is dramatic.
The sessions with Altaf have been beneficial to our Year 11 students. Altaf has built excellent relationships with all of the students he works with, some of whom struggle with new faces. The students have commented to me and their peers about the work completed with Altaf and all have been very positive.
The girls have continued to be awesome. They have worked so hard in all the year groups but of course, it is with my YR 11 hat on that I can comment. They are enormously supportive and the students really value their help.
We have been working with Yipiyap for almost a year now and the experience has been extremely rewarding for our school; Joe has engaged very well with our young people and we have employed him in a range of roles including individual support, small group work, mentoring and in-lesson support.