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Research School Network: The National Tutoring Programme School Launch Find out about the NTP and how to get involved.


The National Tutoring Programme School Launch

Find out about the NTP and how to get involved.

by Doncaster Research School
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The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) aims to support schools in providing a sustained response to the coronavirus pandemic and to provide a longer-term contribution to closing the attainment gap. The NTP will do this by making high-quality tutoring available to schools to help disadvantaged pupils, through two pillars:

NTP Tuition Partners

Through Tuition Partners, delivered by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF),
schools can access tutoring from an accredited tutoring provider which has passed a set of rigorous quality benchmarks.

A list of approved Tuition Partners is available on the NTP website. Schools can choose and contact the organisation they would like to receive tutoring from, from the list of approved providers. Tutoring will be subsidised, so that schools will be able to purchase tutoring from approved Tuition Partners at a 75% reduction of their standard cost.

Tuition Partners have initially been funded to provide subsidised tutoring for up to 250,000 pupils, from November 2020. This will substantially increase the amount of tutoring available to disadvantaged children but is not enough to provide support to every disadvantaged pupil in England. To ensure tutoring is allocated fairly if demand is very high, we may introduce caps on the number of pupils per school that can receive tutoring. This will be clearly signalled on the NTP website and by Tuition Partners.

NTP Academic Mentors


Through NTP Academic Mentors, delivered by Teach First, trained graduates will be
employed by schools in the most disadvantaged areas to provide intensive support to their pupils. Academic Mentors will provide support tailored to their school, this might include subject-specific work (both one-to-one and in small-groups), revision lessons, or additional support for those shielding or not in school. The first wave of Academic Mentors will be placed in schools from the first week in November.

Salaries for the mentors will be funded by the Department for Education. You can register your interest with Teach First now.

How can I get my school involved?

You can find out more and sign up for updates on the NTP website. You can also keep up to date on NTP news via Twitter or LinkedIn.

We would welcome any questions or comments regarding the NTP or either pillar, please contact the team at info@​nationaltutoring.​org.​uk

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