Through the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) Tuition Partners strand, schools can access high-quality tutoring from an approved list of tutoring partners, who have met the Tutoring Partner Quality Standards and Accreditation Criteria.
Tuition Partners might be existing tutoring providers that have experience of working with schools. Alternatively, they may be an organisation, such as a charity, local authority or university who have designed a new programme to meet the NTP standards.
Tuition Partners deliver a quality approved tutoring programme consisting of training for tutors, central monitoring of quality and systems to communicate with schools.
NTP Tuition Partners funding covers a range of different tuition models, including online and face-to-face, as well as 1:1, 1:2 and 1:3 ratios. The overarching aim of the Tution Partner strand is that 80% of sessions will be delivered on a 1:3 ratio, with sessions of 1:1 and 1:2 largely reserved for pupils with additional needs and exceptional cases.
Schools can purchase one 15-hour subsidised block of tuition per pupil from a Tuition Partner. The breakdown of this can vary, for example one session for one hour a week for 15 weeks.
It’s important that Tuition Partners develop positive working relationships with both pupils and teachers in order to work collaboratively on delivering high quality tuition. Pupil relationships are critical to ensure motivation to attend sessions. Tuition Partners will work with teachers to ensure that attendance at sessions is high while ensuring minimal disruption to the learning of pupils and focussing on those who will benefit the most from tutoring.