We are delighted to have been part of Schools Partnership Tutors’ successful bid to provide high quality tuition to students in the East of England as part of the National Tutoring Programme. We have been designated as the Schools Partnership Tutors’ Norfolk Hub.
The National Tutoring Programme (NTP), designed by a group of five independent charities, was established in response to clear evidence that Covid-19 is likely to widen the attainment gap between poorer pupils and their peers in English schools. It is funded as part of the Government’s £350m allocation to tutoring, through the £1bn coronavirus catch up package.
Schools Partnership Tutors was established in collaboration with experienced educational organisations. These include Unity Schools Partnership (CEO Tim Coulson), teaching school alliances, regional hubs and schools; alongside Unity and Norwich Research schools.
Why choose SP Tutors?
The vast majority of our tutors hold QTS or have experience in educational settings. We require those that do not have as much experience to take part in more of our training around the pedagogy of tutoring.
Our bespoke tutor training programme blends online live workshops with on-demand, app-based self-study modules. Our modules are written by Unity and Norwich Research Schools and delivered by experienced CPD trainers and industry experts.
We have developed a bespoke IT system – called T-Reach – which not only handles registrations from schools and applications from tutors, but also provides a matching service, allowing schools to view tutor profiles. We encourage schools that have registered their interest with us to recommend people they have already worked with to become a tutor with us. Once they have undergone the normal pre-employment checks with us they can enter our training programme and quickly begin tutoring, with already established relationships.
Our working alliance with Unity Schools Partnership and the two Research Schools (Norwich and Unity) give us access to leading experts in Pupil Premium and educational research. We are proud to work alongside these organisations who will add quality experience and evidence to everything we do.