Information for schools
Employ an Academic Mentor to help support your pupils.
The National Tutoring Programme 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.
Academic Mentors work alongside the pupil’s teacher to address a range of interventions, focusing on one-to-one and small group tuition sessions. In the areas that are most in need of support, you can employ trained individuals to provide targeted support.
Academic Mentors will provide support tailored to the needs of pupils, including subject-specific work, revision lessons and additional support available outside the school setting. Your Academic Mentor will be employed by you (with 95% of their salary subsidised by the DfE) full time throughout the academic year, to work exclusively with your own school.