Government Funded Tuition
In response to the disruption to education as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Government is providing additional funds to state maintained schools, including a Catch-up Premium to schools generally, as well as more targeted funding programmes for 5 to 16-year-olds and for 16 to 19-year-olds.
National Tutoring Programme For 5-16 Year-Olds
Justin Craig Education firmly supports the Government’s initiative (the National Tutoring Programme) aimed at helping disadvantaged children’s whose education has been disrupted by school closures.
The National Tutoring Programme is being led by the Education Endowment Fund, who have been allocated substantial funding to provide subsidised tuition for schools during the 2020/21 academic year.
Pupil Eligibility for Subsidised Tuition
The subsidised tuition is for state-maintained primary and secondary pupils from the ages of 5 to 16 years old. It is particularly for disadvantaged pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding.
NTP tuition is only available to schools who will select pupils that will benefit most from additional support and the type of support that is most suitable for them.
Implementing the Programme
Schools will have access to an approved list of National Tuition Partners. The school will select a partner based on a number of factors including price, quality of tuition, previous experience, etc.
The additional tuition is intended to supplement the school’s classroom teaching and schools will be able to purchase the additional tuition at a subsidised rate.
The NTP tuition will be provided online or face to face (in person), and it will be provided on either a one to one basis with a tutor, or in a small group of pupils.
Subjects covered include Mathematics, English, Science, Geography, History and Languages.
Tuition for 16 to 19-year-olds
Further funding for disadvantaged 16 to 19-year-old students is being provided to schools through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). The funding will be provided to schools to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from the coronavirus pandemic through small group tuition. It will primarily be aimed at students who did not achieve a grade 4 (and some who have just achieved a grade 4) in Mathematics and/or English.
Schools will select pupils in need of additional tuition in Maths and English. In this case, there is no approved list of tuition providers but schools could use the NTP National Tuition Partners as they have been vetted by the programme organisers.
Tuition for Ineligible Students
Students who do not qualify for subsidised tuition are still able to seek additional one-to-one or small group tuition from the NTP Tuition Partners, such as Justin Craig Education. Justin Craig provide a variety of tuition formats including one-to-one, Saturday School, Holiday (including half-term) courses and Summer School. For details on our different courses and tuition, click here.