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What is the National Tutoring Programme?

The National Tutoring Programme was launched by the Department for Education in 2020 to help pupils who’s learning was adversely affected by Covid-19 disruption.

There are now three strands within the NTP:
Academic Mentors.
NTP Tuition Partner tuition.
School-led Tutoring. (added in September 2021).

1-2-1 Mentors Ltd are an accredited Tuition Partner, able to deliver tuition under School-led tutoring and as a Tuition Partner.

NTP Funding

From September 2022 all NTP funding goes directly to schools, who can choose which of the three strands to spend their allocation on. Every school receives a grant based on the number of pupils enrolled who are eligible for Pupil Premium payments. While schools are encouraged to focus on pupils with SEND or eligible for Pupil Premium payments, it is for the individual schools to decide which pupils need additional help.The grant is ring-fenced - it can only be spent on NTP activities - and is paid directly to schools in three termly instalments.

Each school receives £162 for each pupil eligible for Pupil Premium. e.g. If a school has 100 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium, they will receive a grant of £162 x 100 = £16,200.

The applicable rate of subsidy for the academic year 2022/23 is 60%, subject to a DfE maximum of £18 per pupil per hour. ie up to £18 / pupil / hour, a school may use its NTP funds up to 60% of the invoice value of qualifying tutoring (£10.80 / pupil / hour). Where the cost exceeds £18 / pupil / hour, a school can only apply the maximum subsidy of £10.80 / pupil / hour.

More detail about eligibility criteria and funding is available in the guidance document published by the Department for Education:

Why choose 1-2-1 Mentors?

We've been involved with the National Tutoring Programme since its inception in November 2020.

We've delivered catch-up tutoring in more than 20 schools in Devon, and have built a good knowledge bank that we're able to share with our school partners.

Our tutors are all qualified teachers. Our schools partners tell us they've found this particularly valuable - it has made the process of starting tuition easier, and faster. Schools have told us that "buy-in" from class teachers is better with qualified teachers; they're already familiar with the curriculum; they can start more quicky, and work with less supervision, because they're already familiar with school processes and how classrooms work

Here's what some of our school partners told us:

Secondary school , South Devon:
“The tuition sessions were very good. [1-2-1 Mentors’ Tuition has]…been a confidence boost to students".

Primary school, near Exeter:
"The sessions have been focussed, fun and have increased pupil confidence in maths".

Secondary school, mid-Devon:
“We thought [1-2-1 Mentors] were brilliant".

Secondary school, East Devon:
"The content delivered was spot-on. The communication from 1-2-1 Mentors to us was excellent".

How much will it cost my school?

We charge £58.32 +VAT per hour, with no extras. Our fee includes preparation time and all report-writing and record-keeping.

The research from the first 2 years of the NTP suggest that catch-up tuition is more effective face-to-face than online, and that the most cost-effective teaching ratio is 3 pupils to 1 tutor. This is the ratio that delivers the best combination of effective catch-up tuition, whilst reaching the largest possible number of pupils.

We are able to deliver online tuition, but our preference is always to teach face-to-face. Ideally our tutors spend the whole day in your school. Teaching groups of 3 pupils, delivering five 1-hour sessions within each school day, a single tutor will deliver to 15 pupils per day.

As a useful guide, a block of tuition consisting of 15 weeks, teaching 5 groups of 3 pupils will cost a total of £4,374 + VAT.

What’s my next step?

We’d like to talk to you about how we can help with your catch-up tuition needs. We specialise in Primary, Secondary English and Secondary Maths tuition. We can help minimise the lead-time so that tuition starts as soon as possible, and with your help we will aim to match your school with the most suitable teacher.

Get in touch with Bernard, Kay, or Vicky:
Bernard Dugdale
Tel: 075 14 66 67 48
Email: bernard@1-2-1mentors.com

Vicky Bell
Tel: 077 54 74 81 51
Email: VickyBell@1-2-1Mentors.com

Kay Thompson
Tel: 078 51 25 14 84
Email: KayThompson@1-2-1Mentors.com