The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) has proved to be a successful and popular response to the impact of lockdown on children's learning. In a recent survey, 71% of school leaders agreed that one-to-one and small group tuition was the best way to address the learning gaps that had opened up over the last 18 months.
One note of concern voiced by school leaders was the difficulty of finding suitable tutors in certain areas. As an NTP Tuition Partner from its launch, Protocol Education has successfully trained and placed tutors into programmes across the country. In the nine months since the programme's launch, we've learned that you can never have too many trained tutors available.
To become an NTP tutor, teachers and teaching assistants working for Protocol Education must undertake specialist training, the Tutor Toolkit, developed by our partner company Best Practice Network (BPN). The course covers everything a tutor needs to deliver successful one-to-one and small group tuition both in-person and online.
The training has proved so successful that many of our NTP tutors have found themselves snapped up by schools to undertake further catch-up and recovery work with their pupils. These extra job opportunities are great for the tutors involved, and we are delighted to see people furthering their careers while helping young people close attainment gaps. However, it means that we constantly require new NTP Tutors to fulfil the demand from schools. And as we head towards a new academic year, this demand shows no sign of slowing down.
So, if you want to help pupils recover from the impact of the pandemic and open up new career opportunities for yourself, we want to hear from you. Find out more about our specialist training and what is involved in delivering NTP tuition programmes. The tutor toolkit training is currently free to all registered Protocol Education candidates, so do not miss out