I didn't want to hijack other threads, so this one draws together thoughts from several recent postings. In the Displays thread: In the Reading material thread, Kate is about to start tutoring a G&T Yr 8 pupil. Alongside this, _schools_ in England are rated based on the percentage of pupils who gain 5A* to C grades including English and Maths, without any acknowledgement of how many of the pupils also receive out-of-school private tuition. So: I have been wondering whether we have moved away from the idea that maths teachers in school teach maths and that instead it involves out-of-hours tuition. Any thoughts? Is this a new phenomenon?