For Schools

For Schools

All state-maintained schools in England will be eligible to participate.

Teachers and school leaders understand the needs of their pupils best.

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) aims to support teachers and schools in providing a sustained response to the coronavirus pandemic and to provide a longer-term contribution to closing the attainment gap.

The focus of the NTP is on supporting disadvantaged pupils, including those eligible for Pupil Premium funding. However, participating schools will be able to decide which of their pupils will most benefit from additional support, and which type of support is more suitable.

Tutoring is designed to provide additional support, as a supplement to the high-quality classroom teaching that is the most powerful way to support children. Advice and tips to get the most out of working with tutors – as an effective team, led by teachers – is available here.

Best tutoring practice for schools

This brief guide summarises key messages for schools, based on the best available evidence for effective tutoring.

A list of approved Tuition Partners will be announced at the end of October 2020. At this point, schools will be able to choose the organisation they would like to receive tutoring from, from a list of approved regional providers. Participating schools will be asked to provide information on the pupils they identify to receive tuition, in order to help assess the impact of the programme and identify ways to improve it in the future.

Register here
to be provided with NTP updates and notifications about approved providers in your area.