National Tutoring Programme
National Tutoring Programme - previously known as Coronavirus Catch-up Premium
Over the last few years, the Government has committed £1 billion of funding to help schools 'close the gap' caused by the disruption to students’ education as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2020, the Government recommended that schools use the Education Endowment Foundation’s research led guide to help direct and support schools’ use of this funding. We adopted this tiered system including:
Teaching and whole-school strategies:
- Supporting great teaching
- Student assessment and feedback
- One to one and small group tuition
- Intervention programmes
- Extended school time
- Supporting student wellbeing
- Pastoral initiatives
During 2021, we continued to assess students’ progress, identify gaps and adapt our curriculum to ensure that deficits were addressed for all students as well as implementing our wider strategies. Many of our students benefited from extra support and tuition to help subsidise the teaching within lessons.
In 2022, The National Tutoring Programme was introduced to help narrow the attainment gap and improve outcomes for the most disadvantaged students.
Identification of students in need of additional support will continue and The National Tutoring Programme will launch during the first term of the academic year 2022 - 2023. Tutoring sessions will take place every week after school and, in some cases, on-line or via an external tutoring company. This means that students taking part in tutoring will benefit from the experience across a range of subjects with specialist teaching staff. The programme will also be reviewed periodically to ensure that those students who require it are benefitting from this extra support.