We welcome the Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi’s speech on March 11 and the changes announced to the National Tutoring Programme (NTP). The Programme is proud to have contributed to one million tutoring courses starting and is on course to deliver our target of two million courses during this academic year.
The Programme will continue to work with schools to match demand for Academic Mentors who play a vital role in schools supporting pupils. We welcome the expanded eligibility criteria for Academic Mentors.
To support schools and meet increasing demand, the eligibility for recruiting Academic Mentors and schools has been updated, with minimum A-level requirements of A*-C replacing the requirement for a degree – the same standards and quality assessments will be made in recruiting this vital part of the NTP.
We are pleased to increase the rate of pay for all graduate mentors looking to enrol and support the programme. All existing mentors will receive a salary increase from April 1.
Karen Guthrie, Senior Programme Director of the National Tutoring Programme:
“We welcome the positive changes to the NTP announced by the Secretary of State today and are proud to have contributed to one million tutoring courses starting.
The ambitious programme will continue to evolve, and we will work with schools across the country to deliver a high-quality programme at pace, to help pupils whose education has been most impacted.
We recognise the work Tuition Partners and Academic Mentors are doing to support this.
We want to offer the greatest flexibility to Tuition Partners while removing complexity from the Programme – we want to encourage schools to consider all three tuition routes to best match their needs and are pleased that the eligibility criteria for recruiting Academic Mentors has been updated while maintain the highest quality of assessment.”