NTP update on school contingency plans from January 2021
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NTP update on school contingency plans from January 2021

NTP update on school contingency plans from January 2021

An update from the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) in light of the the return to remote schooling for some schools in January.

Following the return to remote schooling for some schools in January 2021, please find some additional detail on tuition provision through the NTP.

The NTP has previously published guidance on at-home online tutoring.

28 out of 33 NTP Tuition Partners are able to deliver tutoring online to pupils in schools and 27 NTP Tuition Partners are currently approved to deliver online tuition at-home in accepted cirumstances, including in cases of school closures.

Tuition Partners have undergone a rigorous process to ensure they are able to deliver tuition online to pupils in their homes safely. This includes confirmation of parental consent and clear communication with parents and schools about safeguarding processes. 

Before delivery begins, schools and tuition partners also need to confirm whether the pupil has access to suitable technology at home.

Tuition Partners approved to deliver online tuition at-home

  • 121 Mentors
  • Action Tutoring
  • Career Tree
  • CoachBright
  • Conexus Tuition
  • Connex Education Partnership
  • EM Tuition
  • Fleet Tutors
  • Fresh Start in Education
  • Learning Academies
  • Manning’s Tutors
  • MyTutor
  • Pearson PLC
  • PET-Xi
  • Protocol Education
  • Randstad Education
  • Schools Partnership Tutors
  • TalentEd
  • Targeted Provision
  • Teaching Personnel
  • Tes Supply – Vision for Education, ABC Teachers & Smart
  • The Access Project
  • The Brilliant Club
  • Third Space Learning
  • TLC LIVE
  • Tute
  • Tutor Trust

Please continue to check the list above, as more Tuition Partners will be added shortly.

Where it is not possible for planned tuition to be delivered online to a pupil at home, schools should discuss with Tuition Partners the best way to rearrange sessions and continue delivery when pupils are back on school premises.

FAQs

Can I still book tutoring?

Yes. Please use the search function to identify which partners are available in your area, and which Tuition Partners provide online tuition.

My school is closed, but I’ve paid for sessions. Will they all take place online and at home?

If you have sessions that are lined up that can no longer take place, please speak to your Tuition Partner as soon as possible to rearrange or confirm delivery.

Currently, 27 providers are approved to provide online tuition at home. A further number of Partners are working through the necessary processes and checks to allow them to deliver tuition online to pupils at home and we hope to announce those in due course.

For pupils still attending school – for example vulnerable children or the children of key workers – we would suggest that tutoring still takes place at school. This could be delivered online to a pupil on school premises, or face-to-face where the Tuition Partner, tutor and school are able to facilitate this safely.

Will sessions be postponed? 

Some sessions may be postponed, particularly any sessions that are scheduled to be face-to-face. Schools should discuss with Tuition Partners what would work best for them in the circumstances and according to the offer of Tuition Partners.

What if my pupils don’t have access to devices for tuition at-home?

The Department for Education is providing technological support and devices to help children and families access remote education during coronavirus (COVID-19). Further information can be found here.

However, we know that some pupils may not have access to the resources they need for tuition to take place at home. In these circumstances, speak to your Tuition Partner about postponing sessions until they can take place in person or online and at school.

Can I cancel sessions?

If your school is looking to cancel or postpone arranged tuition sessions, please contact your Tuition Partner as soon as possible. We would recommend rescheduling sessions rather than cancelling so that pupils can receive tutoring as soon as possible.