School-Led Tutoring Grant – Everything you need to know
The Department for Education has recently published guidance for its multi-million school-led tutoring grant. School-Led Tutoring joins the National Tutoring Programme and the Academic Mentoring Programme as the latest initiative aimed at helping disadvantaged students catch up on lost learning. As part of this scheme, all state schools have access to a ring-fenced grant to source tutoring provision for their disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils who have missed the most education due to COVID-19.
The School-Led Tutoring Grant gives schools the resources they need to start closing the education gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
Headway Tutors is helping schools make the most of this funding. We have locally-based tutors and teachers free to deliver tuition programmes.
How to access the funds?
Being a grant, you don’t need to apply: the money is paid automatically to you by the DofE. It is paid in several instalments over the course of the academic year. This means that unlike the NTP or the Pupil Premium fund, schools don’t have to actually reach out and do anything to apply. To remain eligible for the grant, however, schools will need to complete some basic accountability data, such as providing an end of financial year return.
Each school will receive funding of £203 for 60% of their pupils eligible under the premium pupil fund, this represents 75% of the tutoring costs and schools will need to source the additional 25% through other budgets.
What subjects can be supported?
Headway Tutors can support your students in the following subjects:
- English: KS1 – KS4
- Maths: KS1 – KS4
- Science: KS1 – KS4
- Modern Languages: KS1 – KS4
How can Headway Tutors help?
Since 2013 we’ve supported thousands of pupils with their education, both in school and out of school. Headway Tutors was started by teachers who know schools, and we now work closely with schools and academy trusts to support those students that need the most help.
All of our tutors:
- Are experienced and qualified with 80% being qualified teachers
- Have gone through a safer recruitment and vetting processes
- Have been selected for their subject knowledge and ability to engage with students
Can we use both NTP and school-led tutoring grant?
Yes, both funding streams are independent of each other. Our aim is to support schools in understanding how best to utilise the funding available to support disadvantaged students. The School-Led Grant offers schools more flexibility in the delivery of tuition such as the selection of students, number of hours of tuition and subjects.
The School-Led Tutoring Grant will cover 75% of tuition costs up to £13.50 p.p.p.h. Our rates indicate our commitment to providing young learners with the skills to succeed and the high-quality tutors that represent our company.
If you want to know more about how you can support students’ learning complete this form and one of the team will be in touch.