Connex Education Partnership chosen to deliver high-quality tutoring to disadvantaged pupils through National Tutoring Programme

Connex Education Partnership has been awarded funding to become an approved Tuition Partner as part of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP)


Connex Education Partnership has been chosen to deliver tutoring to schools as an approved NTP Tuition Partner, it was announced today. Primary and secondary schools in England will be able to access tutoring through Connex Education Partnership from Monday 2nd November.

Connex Education Partnership is one of 32 Tuition Partners, who will deliver tutoring subsidised by 75% to schools across the country. Connex Education Partnership will focus their tutoring on schools in Yorkshire, North West England, West Midlands, East Midlands and London. They have become an approved Tuition Partner after a competitive process, during which all applicants underwent a rigorous assessment and review process. All approved Tuition Partners have met and exceeded criteria, including their ability to work with schools delivering curriculum relevant tutoring and scope to reach as many disadvantaged pupils as possible.

Connex Education Partnership has been delivering tuition to schools since 1999. All its tutors are qualified teachers with recent teaching experience. They have all completed the CPD accredited training course “Tutor Preparedness” and will continue to access further training, including “Tutoring Online” and “Re-engaging the reluctant student”.

Connex Education Partnership has extensive experience of working with schools in the aforementioned regions, supplying temporary, permanent and long-term staff since 1999. The local teams work with primary, secondary and SEND schools, delivering high-quality whole-school recruitment and training.

Paul Broderick, CEO of Connex Education Partnership said:

“We’re so excited to join the national effort to widen access to high-quality tutoring for disadvantaged pupils who need it most. We have recently been delivering tuition via our Tuition in Partnership programme, which I’m sure will be an excellent precursor to working as an NTP approved Tuition Partner”

“Our organisation underwent a rigorous criteria assessment and we’re now ready to deliver high-quality tutoring to complement the incredible work going on in classrooms up and down the country. We can’t wait to start making a difference to those who need it most.”

Robbie Coleman, Director of the secretariat of the National Tutoring Programme, said:

“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.”

Further information

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) aims to support schools in providing a sustained response to the coronavirus pandemic and to provide a longer-term contribution to closing the attainment gap.

  • The NTP has been designed and developed by a collaboration of five charities – the EEF, Sutton Trust, Impetus, Nesta and Teach First – working in partnership with the Department for Education.
  • The programme for 5-16-year-olds has two parts: NTP Tuition Partners, which aims to give schools access to subsidised high-quality tuition from approved providers; and NTP Academic Mentors, which recruits graduates and qualified teachers to work full- time in schools in the most disadvantaged areas.
  • The EEF will be leading the delivery of NTP Tuition Partners and has been provided with £76 million from the Department for Education to fund activity in 2020-2021.
  • Teach First will support the recruitment, training and placement of the first cohort of Academic Mentors and has been provided with £6.4 million to fund this work. The
    salaries of Academic Mentors will be funded by the Government.
  • Both pillars are funded as part of Government’s £350m allocation to tutoring, through the £1bn coronavirus catch up package.
  • Separate tutoring initiatives are in place to support early years and post-16 education.

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