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School Based Tutoring

National Tutoring Programme / School Based Tutoring at Sparken Hill


You may be aware that the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people in schools following the disruption caused by COVID-19.


Sparken Hill Academy will be using this funding to (but not exclusively) provide


  • Additional small group tuition (NTP and School Led Tutoring) Mathematics and English
  • Class and group mental health and wellbeing sessions with outside agencies
  • Increased levels of day to day pastoral provision and access to named support staff
  • Increased access to 1-1 iPad devices


National Tutoring Programme

All schools have been allocated funding to subsidise tutors to come into school during the day and deliver sessions to support children with their learning. The National Tutoring Programme (NTP), a key partner in this initiative, has enabled schools to identify tutors in the local area that we feel would be effective in delivering tuition to our pupils.  In addition to this, we will also be embarking upon our own additional support/intervention sessions as the terms progress.


The intention is to support as many children as possible who need it through a range of strategies. 


As you might expect, there are some criteria, as outlined by the Department for Education (DfE), that need to be met in order for a child to be selected for additional NTP tutoring sessions.  We will, however, endeavour to provide as much tangible support for ANY child that needs it... as we always do.


Likewise, if you are advised that your child is having additional support via a tutor, do not worry!  This does not mean your child is necessarily struggling at school, it more accurately means that we think they will make even greater progress with a little targeted intervention.


As a school, we are really looking forward to participating in Tutoring. We have extensively researched providers and have a multi-faceted approach: 

1. We will partner with National Tuition Partners (Pearson and FFT)

2. We will adapt provision in school to offer after school tuition to some pupils via our own staff

3. We have also utilised Catch-Up funding and Government ICT funding to obtain 1-1 iPad devices for all KS2 pupils to further engage learning. 


Most importantly, we hope to see really positive outcomes for the children involved.