Action Tutoring is thrilled to have been officially confirmed as a Tuition Partner for the National Tutoring Programme (NTP). We know it was a competitive process and we are proud to receive this recognition of the quality of our provision that we offer pupils and schools.
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. Schools only have to contribute 25% of the cost of tutoring through Tuition Partners as part of the programme, with the final 75% of the costs of tutoring covered by the Government’s funding.
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 this year, 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.
Action Tutoring has been proud to play its part in the catch-up drive, working with the NTP, and we look forward to submitting our application to continue as an NTP Tuition Partner over the next three years.