School-Led Tutoring

Giving more flexibility for schools to use internal staff, teachers, teaching assistants or Initial Teacher Trainees, to meet the needs of their pupils.

What is the School-Led tutoring route?

School-Led Tutoring is one of the 3 ways schools can access tuition for their pupils.. Under this route, all eligible state-funded primary and secondary schools and academy trusts in England receive a direct, ring-fenced grant from the Department for Education (DfE) to spend on local tutoring provision.

School-Led tutoring is designed to give schools more flexibility to use resources in the way which they determine will best meet the needs of their pupils. This is achieved using:

  • internal staff such as teachers, teaching assistants or Initial Teacher Trainees
  • external staff such as supply, retired or returning teachers
  • private tutors such as individual tutors or tutoring organisations

Hear what others have to say about the School-Led route

Wilnecote Junior Academy, Tamworth

Wilnecote Junior Academy’ Headteacher, Nicola Glover, reflects on the difference their school has seen by utilising additional support from their Teaching Assistants through the School-Led Tutoring route, to support their work with maths Tuition Partners.

Queensmead School, Middlesex

Carl Kavanagh, Assistant Head and Lead for Pupil Premium at Queensmead School, Middlesex, shares how his school has invested in School-Led tutoring to focus on catch-up lessons for students in Year 9 who they have identified as needing extra support.

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Schools' application process

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Find out about the other routes of the National Tutoring Programme

Academic Mentors

Academic mentors are salaried members of staff and will work alongside teachers to provide a range of interventions, focusing on one-to-one and small group tuition.