Ravensthorpe Primary School is a diverse school and its pupils come from a wide range of social and ethnic minority backgrounds, with almost three quarters of pupils coming from the poorest quartile of postcodes in England. Pupils who speak English as an Additional Language (EAL) make up half of the school’s roll which is well above the national average (18.7%), the largest groups are those who have arrived in recent years from the eastern regions of the European Union. In 2015, half of the children in Foundation Stage spoke little or no English. This article explores the impact of peer tutoring as a way of engaging pupils in the learning process and improving their outcomes.
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