Access Tuition Support for your School

Key information for schools on accessing subsidised tutoring from NTP Tuition Partners.

The programme offers a highly tailored combination of tuition support, to support those pupils whose education has been most impacted by the pandemic.

Whilst sessions commence from September (Academic Year 2021-22), the programme is now open for school registrations.

By registering you will be granted access to the Tuition Hub. Here you will be able to create a unique profile where you can easily navigate through the most appropriate tuition options to suit your school.

Once your profile is set up on the Tuition Hub you will have the ability to choose between the following tuition options:

  • Tuition support option 1: Tuition Partner support – engage with expert external Tuition Partners to provide 15 hour blocks of targeted support;
  • Tuition support option 2: Academic Mentor support – raise a request for one of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) approved and qualified Academic Mentors to join your school. The Academic Mentors will be employed directly by your school to provide support on a targeted basis to pupils, again in 15 hour blocks.

Funding available

Both strands of NTP: Tuition Partners and Academic Mentors are subsidised by the Department for Education, to support your pupils. In AY 2021/22, should you choose to utilise support via Tuition Partners, 70% of the cost will be subsidised. Alternatively, if you choose to employ an Academic Mentor, 95% of the cost will be subsidised. We anticipate that the remaining costs can be typically funded through the Recovery Premium or Pupil Premium.

The process and our support team

The NTP team is ready to support you through implementation of whichever support you choose to engage with, and now is a great time to start your registration and expression of interest. The system is designed to be easy to use and underpins the entire end-to-end process.

Based on your feedback, we have made the sign-up process as quick and easy to use as possible. To sign up for either a Tuition Partner or Academic Mentor support now takes less than five minutes. Furthermore, once registered it is easy to make amends to your account to add more sessions. A handbook is available once you have created your initial profile to support you throughout the process. If you have any questions at any stage then please do not hesitate to reach out to our Engagement team via our contact form.

More details on each tuition option

 Tuition Partners

Option 1 is designed to enable state-funded schools to access subsidised, high-quality tuition from an approved list of NTP approved Tuition Partners, spanning a wide-range of subjects. This option can take the pressure away from your school having to source and organise local resources, as our network of highly skilled Tuition Partners have already passed a set of quality, safeguarding and evaluation standards. Some schools who might not have subject specific teaching resource on site e.g. SEND, can access this type of quality support with Tuition Partners.

Register your school

Academic Mentors

Option 2 enables schools in certain areas to use mentors as an ​‘in class’ resource to work alongside the pupil’s teacher to address a range of interventions, again typically in 15 hour blocks of support. This option will therefore enable you to employ trained graduates to provide intensive support that is explicitly targeted to your own setting. The advantage of this support option is that your Academic Mentor will be employed by you (with their salary subsidised by 95% by the DfE) full time throughout the academic year, to work exclusively with your own school.

Register your school

School-Led Tutoring

Based on your feedback, we are introducing a grant payment to schools to fund self-sourced tuition, based on their number of pupil premium students. This payment is ring-fenced to fund tutoring provision that can be locally sourced by schools. This could include using your teaching assistants, existing teaching staff or even a local tutoring resource that is familiar with your school and already understands your pupils’ needs. You have complete flexibility to use this payment in the best way to suit your school tutoring needs. This funding is expected to cover around 75% of the costs of local tutoring provision in AY 2021/22 with the schools contributing the remaining costs. The offering will be launched later in the Autumn term and more details can be found here.

Learn more about School-Led Tutoring