School-Led Tutoring

Information on grant funding directly to schools to support provision of School-Led tutoring.

School-Led Tutoring is one of the three NTP tuition routes for 2021/22. Under this route, all eligible state-funded primary, middle and secondary schools and academy trusts in England will receive a direct, ring-fenced grant from the Department for Education to spend on local tutoring provision.

As part of the NTP, School-Led Tutoring is designed to help close the education gap between pupils and their peers. We know that these pupils were disproportionately affected during school disruptions as a result of COVID-19. The grant should therefore focus on providing support to these pupils, although schools can use their discretion to extend it to other pupils in need of catch-up support.

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 could include:

  • 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

Some internal staff will be required to successfully complete a free, online tutoring training course developed and delivered by Education Development Trust before they can begin delivering sessions. This applies to staff without QTS, with the exception of non-QTS teachers who have at least two years’ experience in the subject and phase in which they wish to tutor in. All Teaching Assistants must complete the 11-hour online training course.

Internal staff with QTS can begin tutoring from September, along with external tutors. A shorter course in best tutoring practice will be available for internal staff with QTS and we strongly recommend teachers complete this once the training becomes available. The training will be available from November 8th and more details will be issued in due course.

Training must be completed within 4-weeks.

The Department for Education has published two documents on School-Led Tutoring which provide comprehensive details on how to plan, access and deliver this tuition route. These should be read together:

School-Led Tutoring guidance
School-Led Tutoring conditions of grant

Click here to register your interest in School-Led Tutoring Training

To help schools keep track of the data needed throughout the academic year, a tracker and calculator tool has been produced that will ensure schools have the information to hand to complete the School-Led Tutoring: Year End Statement

Whilst usage of this tool is not obligatory, we hope schools find it useful to help administer the grant fund payment.

Click here to view the tracker and calculator tool.