Digital learning platform Tute has been confirmed as a provider for the government’s National Tutoring Programme (NTP), designed to plug the attainment gap and support disadvantaged students in recovering the learning loss caused by COVID-19.
From yesterday (Monday 2 November), Tute’s curriculum-aligned catch up programmes – designed for both primary and secondary school students – have been made available online as part of the NTP remote learning framework.
The ongoing pandemic has caused huge disruption for the sector this year, with research from London School of Economics (LSE) estimating that 2.5 million children missed out on education due to the school closures enforced in March. As such, the government is working alongside e-learning providers such as Tute to ensure no students are left behind as a result of COVID-19.
Approved ‘Tuition Partners’ such as Tute are committed to supporting disadvantaged young people who were disproportionately affected by the lockdown. Through a range of interactive digital lessons, delivered by qualified teachers in real-time, Tuition Partners will provide tuition in core subjects across Key Stages 1–4 in mainstream, alternative provision, and special educational needs and disability (SEND) environments.
There’s no denying that the e-learning revolution is upon us, accelerated considerably by the coronavirus outbreak. Research by the NTP has revealed that remote learning has been a positive experience for many, with nine in 10 children feeling more confident in their ability to learn in a virtual environment following this year’s first official lockdown.
The implementation of the NTP ensures that schools in every region have access to quality lessons, meaning students can continue a first-rate education while in self-isolation, as well throughout any future local or national lockdowns.
Robbie Coleman, director of the secretariat of the NTP, commented: “The National Tutoring Programme has one simple aim – to support teachers and schools to support their pupils who have missed out the most as a result of school closures. We’re pleased to welcome our new Tuition Partners who will make tutoring accessible to disadvantaged pupils who need it most.
“The National Tutoring Programme is a tool for teachers. We hope that by providing high-quality, cost-effective tutoring to disadvantaged pupils, the NTP will make a difference to those who need it most across the country.”
Schools are now able to search and request tutoring through the NTP website. Click here to find out more about Tute’s NTP provision.