Evaluation of the National Tutoring Programme Year 2

This project will evaluate the impact of all three pillars of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP): Tuition Partners (TP); Academic Mentors (AM); and School-Lead Tutoring (SLT). The NTP is a national programme of subsidised tuition targeted at disadvantaged pupils needing catch up support, to be delivered over the 2021/22 – 2023/24 academic years (please note that the current evaluation is focused on delivery in the 2021/22 academic year). Tutoring will be available for academic Years 1 to 11 in English, maths, science, humanities and modern foreign languages (the evaluation will focus on maths and English).

Randstad will be overseeing the delivery of this programme in the academic year 2021-2022. Schools sign up to the programme via the Tuition Hub. More information about the NTP programme can be found here.

The Department for Education (DfE) has commissioned an independent evaluation of the NTP, which will be carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). The evaluation aims to quantify the overall impact of the NTP on pupil attainment, as well as investigate teacher perceptions of whether the NTP has affected workloads, the effect of the NTP on school’s pupil premium spend, and reasons for non-engagement with non-participating schools.

The evidence generated through this evaluation will help policy-makers and schools to support learners through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

More information about the evaluation and how to get involved will be added soon.