School-led tutoring grant: summary
Find out your requirements for using the school-led tutoring grant (part of the National Tutoring Programme). Learn which pupils and subjects to prioritise for catch-up, how to maximise its impact, and who you can deploy as tutors.
- It’s a grant to support catch-up tutoring
- It’s for state-funded schools and academy trusts
- How the funding is allocated
- When and how you’ll receive it
- You’re not required to use it, but there are reporting requirements
- Conditions for using the funding
- How to prioritise pupils for support
- How to maximise the impact of tutoring sessions
- When to run tutoring sessions
- Which subjects to prioritise
- What to consider when choosing appropriate tutors
- Free online training is available, and required for most staff
It’s a grant to support catch-up tutoring
School-led tutoring is a ring-fenced grant to fund locally-sourced tutoring provision.
You could use it to deploy, as tutors:
- Existing staff such as teachers and TAs
- External resources such as private tutors or returning teachers
You’re expected to prioritise disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils for the tutoring, but you have the flexibility to decide which pupils need the most support to help them catch up on lost learning. See more about how to prioritise pupils below.
If you decide to use it, do so as soon as possible
If you’ll be using internal staff, they’ll likely need to undertake free online training before delivering the tutoring - see the last section of this article