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The National Tutoring Programme Roles & Responsibilities

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This document sets out the roles and responsibilities for tutors, school staff and Protocol Education involved in National Tutoring Programmes. Agreeing to and following the roles and responsibilities will ensure the programmes run effectively and makes the greatest possible positive impact on the education of your pupils

The Tutor will:

  • Complete our NTP Tutor Onboarding Programme including:

  1. Complete our “The Tutor Toolkit” training. This free, CPD Accredited, online course developed by Best Practice Network, contains 3 compulsory modules that must be completed in advance of starting any tuition work via the National Tutoring Programme

  2. Have completed Level 2 Safeguarding training within the last 12 months. A free course is available via Protocol Education the Protocol Education website if required

  3. Understanding and agreeing to the objectives of the National Tutoring Programme and the roles and responsibilities of the tutor

  • Undergo induction training on the tools needed to deliver tuition for Protocol Education (LEAP Portal, Bramble Online Classroom, EdPlace Assessments)

  • Meet with the class teacher before the tutoring programme to discuss pre-tuition/post-tuition assessments, understand school/ pupil learning objectives for the programme, identify any special needs, plan for the tuition programme

  • Meet with the pupil(s) to establish a relationship before tutoring begins (where possible)

  • Use the insight gained to construct a tailored programme for the pupil(s) to complement ongoing classwork where possible, finalise objectives and agree on ongoing assessment plans with the class teacher

  • Deliver the tuition face-to-face or online (or both) and adapt the content, style, format of the tuition to ensure the most effective results are achieved

  • Complete progress reports following every tuition session via the LEAP portal for review by the class teacher and tuition manager at Protocol Education

  • Liaise with the class teacher throughout the tuition programme via weekly meetings, tuition progress reports and feedback through the LEAP portal

  • Provide feedback to the class teacher to review progress at the end of the tuition programme including follow up assessment results

  • Inform the class teacher of any non-attendance of tuition sessions by pupils and report any safeguarding concerns in line with school policies

  • Comply with all relevant school policies and procedures and deliver tuition in line with government guidance in relation to COVID-19 measures

The School will:

  • Complete the National Tutoring Programme Memorandum of Understanding in advance of tuition programmes starting

  • Liaise with Protocol Education to structure the tuition programmes in line with the requirements of the National Tutoring Programme

  • Provide suitable locations and facilities for effective tuition to take place

  • Identify pupils to attend the tuition programme and ensure they are prepared and organised

  • Provide a brief for tutors on the pupil, their needs and agree on the objectives of the tuition programme including assessment methodology

  • Complete e-learning on tools available for delivery of the National Tutoring programme with Protocol Education including LEAP, EdPlace and Bramble

  • Work with tutors, class teachers and Protocol Education to ensure all tuition records are completed and maintained on the LEAP portal

  • Work with tutors and tuition managers at Protocol Education to ensure pupils can complete online assessments via EdPlace (where relevant) at the beginning and end of tuition programmes

  • Work with the tutor to ensure the sessions are planned effectively in line with the needs of the pupils and in line with National Tutoring Programme requirements

  • Chase-up pupils regarding non-attendance of tutoring sessions and advise tutors of any non-attendance

Protocol Education will:

  • Assign a tuition manager to oversee all National Tutoring Programme tutor placements and act as the liaison between tutors and schools/MATs

  • Recruit, clear and provide an induction for all suitably qualified tutors

  • Arrange tuition programmes with schools in blocks of 15 hour face-to-face or online sessions in no more than groups of three. Sessions can be run during the school day with evenings, weekends and school holidays an option as required

  • Provide tutors and schools with free access to online assessments via EdPlace in all year groups and key stages for English, maths and science

  • Provide tutors and schools with access to a bespoke tuition portal called LEAP to view progress reports, assessment and meeting notes

  • Provide tutors and schools with free access to Bramble our online classroom for any tuition programmes where online delivery is required

  • Liaise with tutors regarding specific tuition programme booking arrangements

  • Oversee the completion of assessments via EdPlace and tuition progress reports via the LEAP portal

  • Process tutor payments for tuition sessions and corresponding charges to schools in line with National Tutoring Programme models

  • Provide induction briefing to tutors on the National Tutoring Programme, technology platforms, roles and responsibilities Provide free and effective tutor training to all tutors via a bespoke CPD Accredited course ‘The Tutor Toolkit’ designed by Best Practice Network

  • Ensure all pupils have completed a minimum Level 2 Safeguarding course within the last 12 months making the course available free of charge for those who need it

  • Provide schools with a bespoke National Tutoring Programme dashboard showing the number of pupils being tutored, subjects being delivered, costing, delivery method

  • Work with schools to ensure their disadvantaged pupils get access to high quality, high impact heavily subsided tuition

If you have any questions please contact your local branch