Action Tutoring is thrilled to have been successful in its application to continue as a National Tutoring Programme (NTP) Tuition Partner for the next three years. Action Tutoring has been proud to play its part in the catch up drive, and the support from the National Tutoring Programme in 2020-21 enabled the organisation to double its delivery, benefiting more pupils than ever before.
But what is the National Tutoring Programme?
The NTP is a government initiative that was launched in November 2020, in order to support disadvantaged pupils to recover from the educational disruption caused by COVID-19.
The NTP established a comprehensive eligibility and quality criteria to assess potential tutoring providers. Action Tutoring and other official providers will be promoted to schools across the country who can then approach us to set up a tutoring programme for pupils facing disadvantage. Schools will only contribute 30% of the cost of these programmes, the remainder covered by the Government, making it much easier for them to access this beneficial support.
Action Tutoring was closely involved in campaigning for this, presenting to the Education Select Committee and one of four charities involved in an online tutoring pilot which informed these plans. Our charity has been refining our impactful tutoring model for disadvantaged pupils for nearly a decade. We welcome this national recognition of its benefits and the opportunity for it to become widely available.
“Through a collaboration of organisations across the country, our aim is to make this tuition available to tens of thousands of primary and secondary school pupils.”
Sir Peter Lampl, Chairman of the Education Endowment Foundation.
The National Tutoring Programme was designed and developed through collaboration with key charities in the education sector – the Education Endowment Foundation, Teach First, Sutton Trust, Impetus, and Nesta and we would like to thank these organisations for leading the NTP in its pilot year, in the face of many challenges. There have been plenty of positive learnings from this year which will help develop an even stronger programme to reach many more young people next year.
We would also like to extend a warm welcome to Randstad as the new National Tutoring Programme (NTP) supplier for the next academic year.
What does this mean for Action Tutoring?
This initiative and additional funding has allowed Action Tutoring to scale its work to reach thousands more pupils across the country. We believe it is our moral imperative to help as many disadvantaged pupils as possible who’ve been impacted by the pandemic, while ensuring the scale is achievable for a charity of our size and experience.
Thanks to the NTP’s support, we have been able to grow more than ever before. This has enabled us to reach many more disadvantaged pupils, those who have been significantly impacted by the pandemic.
With the support of the NTP, Action Tutoring hopes to increase its reach by an additional 60% this academic year and provide vital tutoring support for nearly 8,500 pupils. The charity aims to help those pupils who have been the hardest hit by the crisis, building their confidence and academic knowledge to enable them to reach their potential.