Created through a collaboration between Nesta, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), Sutton Trust, and Impetus with support from the Department for Education and funders including KPMG Foundation, the NTP aims to fulfil this mission by creating a programme with two pillars:
- through NTP Partners, schools will be able to access heavily subsidised tutoring from an approved list of tuition partners. These organisations – which will all be subject to quality, safeguarding and evaluation standards – will be given support and funding to reach as many disadvantaged pupils as possible.
- through NTP Coaches, trained graduates will be employed by schools in the most disadvantaged areas to provide intensive catch-up support to their pupils, allowing teachers in these schools to focus on their classrooms.
The NTP will be running an open call to select organisations to deliver tutoring. This is not yet open for applications.
If you have any further questions about this programme please see the answers to frequently asked questions here.
Despite the considerable efforts of schools to support remote learning over the past months, many pupils will have fallen significantly behind in their learning. These pupils are more likely to be drawn from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds meaning the gap in attainment between this group and their classmates could almost certainly have widened.
There is extensive, high-quality evidence, as demonstrated in the Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit, to show that one-to-one and small-group tuition, delivered in partnership with schools, is an effective way to support pupils who are falling behind. However, access to tutoring is often limited to the schools and parents that can most afford it. It’s estimated that around 80% of disadvantaged pupils currently don’t have access to quality tuition. The NTP aims to give schools the resources they need to address this challenge.