Discover: NTP Academic Mentors

NTP Academic Mentors

Schools will be supported to employ in-school academic mentors to provide intensive support to their pupils.

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Schools in the most disadvantaged areas need more support than ever as they deal with the impact of the crisis. Teach First is supporting the recruitment, training and placement of the first cohort of National Tutoring Programme (NTP) Academic Mentors. 

Applications to become an Academic Mentor and for schools to hire a mentor have now closed for 2020/21.

How it works

NTP Academic Mentors will be employed in schools from October half-term to provide intensive and frequent support for those pupils who need it most.

Academic Mentors will provide support tailored to their school, but most Academic Mentors will support subject-specific work (both one-to-one and in small-groups), revision lessons, and provide additional support for those shielding or not in school.

Teach First will provide intensive training for applicants. Academic Mentors will be placed in a school on a salary of £19,000 per year, which will be funded by the Government.

Academic Mentors will be a part of their school’s staff team, supporting and managing them to deliver mentoring that is linked to the curriculum.

Subject areas

Academic Mentors will provide support in six subject areas:

  • English
  • Humanities
  • Maths
  • Modern foreign languages
  • Science
  • Primary (literacy and numeracy)

Find out more about the programme on the Teach First website.

Webinars for schools

We are running information webinars on how schools can access NTP support. This will include an introduction to the programme, the two pillars and information on how your school can get involved.

The next webinar will run from 16:00 on Thursday 5 November – register here.

You can see a recording of the webinar held on Wednesday 21 October here.

You can access the presentation slides here.