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School-Led Tutoring

What is School-led Tutoring?

The National Tutoring Programme was launched by the Department for Education in 2021 to help pupils who’s learning was adversely affected by Covid-19 disruption.

There have been three funding sources available to schools: Academic Mentors, NTP Tuition Partner tuition, and from September 2021, School-led Tutoring.

From September 2022 all catch-up tuition will be delivered under through School-led Tutoring. Every school receives a grant based on the number of pupils enrolled who are eligible for Pupil Premium payments. The grant is ring-fenced - it can only be spent on catch-up tuition - and is paid directly to schools in three termly instalments.

What funding is available?

The School-led scheme has been running since September 2021, and most, if not all, schools will already be familiar with it. Each school receives £202.50 for 60% of the pupils eligible for Pupil Premium. e.g. If a school has 100 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium, they will receive a grant of £202.50 x 60 = £12,150.

Update. April 2022. The 60 % of pupil premium pupils intended to be reached via School-led Tutoring has been increased to 76%, to reflect the Government's preference for the School-led route. Details of the funding for Academic Year 2022/23

The scheme is intended to run at least until the academic year 2023/24. The grant can be used to fund a maximum of 75% of the cost of catch-up tuition. The level of subsidy falls to 60% in the year 2022/23, and to 25% in 2023/24.

DfE advice says that pupils can make significant progress - up to 3 months - with 15 hours of targeted tuition in a single subject. But under the School-led scheme schools have the final decision about where they think catch-up tuition will be most effective for their pupils.

Why choose 1-2-1 Mentors?

We've been involved with the National Tutoring Programme since its inception in November 2021, firstly as a Tuition Partner, and now delivering School-led Tutoring.

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 £54 +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-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 £4,050 + 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