Research School Network: National Tutoring Programme – Support for Disadvantaged Pupils

National Tutoring Programme – Support for Disadvantaged Pupils

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East Anglian Schools’ Teaching School Alliance (EASTA) is delighted to have been part of Schools Partnership Tutors’ successful bid to provide high quality tuition to students in the East of England as part of the National Tutoring Programme.

EASTA is a cross-phase Teaching School Alliance comprising 11 schools within Norfolk and Suffolk, led by Notre Dame High School in Norwich. EASTA will be designated as the Schools Partnership Tutors’ Norfolk Hub and will receive funding in order to recruit skilled tutors and match them with local schools.

Schools Partnership Tutors was established in collaboration with experienced educational organisations. These include Unity Schools Partnership (CEO Tim Coulson), teaching school alliances, regional hubs and schools; alongside Unity and Norwich Research schools, and Marc Rowland (Pupil Premium Adviser).

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP), designed by a group of five independent charities, was established in response to clear evidence that Covid-19 is likely to widen the attainment gap between poorer pupils and their peers in English schools. It is funded as part of the Government’s £350m allocation to tutoring, through the £1bn coronavirus catch up package.

Approved providers have been selected based on a rigorous assessment process conducted by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), an independent charity. In total, it is estimated that approximately 15,000 tutors will support the scheme.

Schools can choose between different providers and a variety of models in their area, including face-to-face and online tutoring. For more information on accessing the programme, click here.

If you would like your school to be supported by Schools Partnership Tutors and EASTA, you can find us and sign up here.

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