Approved NTP tuition partners

What is the National Tutoring Programme?

The National Tutoring Programme is a UK Government initiative established as a response to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the education of young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The NTP tutoring programme aims to help reduce educational disparities and to close the gap in student attainment by offering subsidised high-quality tutoring sessions to students across various age groups and subjects in schools in England.


Let’s work together to support your students!

Looking to access high quality subsidised tuition for your students? We’d love to learn more about your school’s needs and ambitions and discuss how we can support your school.

What does Equal Education Partners offer?

As an approved National Tutoring Programme Tuition Partner, Equal Education Partners provides high-quality 15 hour tutoring packages to school pupils on an individual basis (1:1) and in small groups (1:2 and 1:3). Tuition is provided online or in-person across a range of subjects by qualified subject teachers and high-calibre university graduates who are passionate about giving disadvantaged learners unrivalled opportunities in education.


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Specialist support tailored to your needs

At Equal Education Partners, we know that the needs of each school are different. Our dedicated NTP team will work with you to create and deliver a package of tuition that works for you and your pupils. Whether you are looking for 15 x 1 hour sessions over 15 weeks, 3 x 1 hour sessions over 5 weeks or 2 x 30 minute sessions over 15 weeks, we will work with you to build the perfect package of tuition support.

What subjects do we cover?


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Modern Foreign Languages

Interested in tutoring with Equal Education Partners?

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Schools we have worked with on the National Tutoring Programme

Ridgeway School, Swindon

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St Luke’s Church of England School, Exeter

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Rutlish School, London

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FAQs on the National Tutoring Programme

Tuition is provided online or in-person across a range of subjects by qualified subject teachers and high-calibre university graduates who are passionate about giving disadvantaged learners unrivalled opportunities in education.

We follow NSPCC Safer Recruitment guidelines:

  • All of our tutors are interviewed by experienced educators and trained recruitment specialists.

  • As part of our assessment process, all of our tutors plan and deliver a live online tutoring session.

 Following a successful interview, we require:

  • Proof of an Enhanced DBS check (either processed by us or maintained on the Update Service)

  • Two positive professional references

  • Proof of Level 2 Safeguarding training

All tutors are required to undertake compulsory training prior to starting work with us. This includes:

  • Minimum Level 2 Safeguarding training

  • Tutoring Induction training

  • Online tutoring training (where appropriate)

Tuition is aimed at supporting those students who would benefit the most. Schools are best placed to decide which pupils need provision the most but we would encourage schools to focus on pupil premium pupils in the first instance, in light of the evidence of the impact of lost learning for disadvantaged pupils.

Yes! Students may access a 15 hour block of tuition in more than one subject. This tuition may happen concurrently or at different points during the school year. For example, you may wish a student to benefit from 15 hours of English tuition in the Autumn term and then 15 hours of Maths tuition in the Spring term.

Before tuition can begin, we will request the following information from schools:

  • A named school representative and their contact information.

  • The dates and times for your tuition.

  • The name of your school Designated Safeguarding Lead and copies of your Safeguarding and Behaviour Policies.

  • Contextual information about the pupils accessing tuition (Names, Pupil Premium/SEN/FSM/LAC/EAL status, attendance etc.)

  • Primary – KS1 attainment, mock SATs score, a core aim of tuition (e.g., achieve Greater Depth or achieve ARE in Maths)

  • Secondary – KS2 attainment, target grade, most recent mock GCSE grade

We recognise that measuring the impact of tuition is important for schools.

We provide bespoke pre-tuition assessments for all pupils which is accessed via a secure online link. They are quick to administer and do not require marking by a teacher or tutor. These dynamic assessments have been purposefully designed to quickly identify curriculum areas of need. During your onboarding, we will discuss and agree the most appropriate assessments for your pupils.

For most students, we recommend our catch-up assessments. The assessment reports provide an overview of a student’s understanding from the previous academic year’s academic coverage and for this reason, we believe they are particularly relevant for students targeted through the National Tutoring Programme.

Once completed, our assessments provide tutors and schools with baseline information which is used to inform planning for intervention tutoring. Following completion of the 15 hour block, pupils complete a second ‘exit’ assessment. This provides schools with valuable data which can be used to show impact and progress for students.

During the academic year 2021/2022, tuition through the National Tuition Programme is subsidised by 70% by the Department for Education (DfE). This funding will be paid directly to Equal Education Partners on your behalf and we will then invoice the school for any unsubsidised element. Many schools are using Pupil Premium Grants or Catch Up Funding to fund this.

Through the NTP, a 15-hour block of tutoring for pupils in groups of 1:3 with Equal Education Partners costs schools £249+VAT – the equivalent of around £5.50 per pupil per hour.

Get in touch with our tutoring team

To discuss your National Tutoring Programme tutoring requirements and objectives, get in touch with us today.