This project will evaluate the impact of the Tuition Partners (TP) component of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP). TP is a national programme of subsidised tuition targeted at disadvantaged pupils needing catch up support, to be delivered over the 2020/21 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).
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) will be overseeing the delivery of this programme in the academic year 2020 – 2021. Schools sign up to the programme via Tuition Partners. More information about the TP programme can be found here.
The EEF has commissioned an independent evaluation of the TP programme, led by National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) along with Kantar and the University of Westminster. The evaluation aims to quantify the overall impact of the TP programme on pupil attainment, and will look at how this varies by different types of tutoring, pupil, and school characteristics. The evaluation will also explore the experiences of schools, tutors and pupils in order to improve the delivery of similar programmes in the future.
The evidence generated through this evaluation will be used to help Tuition Partners and tutors design and deliver high-quality tuition, and help schools to better target and engage the pupils who would benefit from tutoring.