Following the publication of NFER’s implementation and process evaluation of the second year of the National Tutoring Programme, NFER’s Head of Classroom Practice and Workforce, Dr Ben Styles, said:
“It is encouraging that most teachers and school leaders in our sample were generally satisfied with the NTP and with the route or routes in which they were participating. However, a minority of senior leaders were not confident in being able to access high-quality tutoring when needed.
“School leaders did express support for the Government’s approach of giving them more control and autonomy over the delivery of tutoring in 2022/23. However, this does need to be taken in the context that some schools indicated that they did not participate in the programme in 2021/22 because they felt the subsidy level was not sufficient, and levels are set to reduce further in 2022/23.
“It must also be noted that the NTP has resulted in increased workloads for senior leaders and therefore schools would benefit from a proportion of NTP funding being available for management and administration.”