National Tutoring Programme for schools

Who are we

Connex Education Partnership has been delivering tuition & interventions programs for schools since 1999.

Tutors accepted onto our “Tuition in Partnership” programme hold QTS and recent classroom experience as a minimum and have completed our mandated “Tutor Preparedness” induction.

Tutoring sessions are aligned to normal classroom teaching and delivered on school premises, in-person or online across much of the UK. Participating schools have access to our secure access interventions portal and a dedicated school liaison manager.

Our bespoke L&D platform delivers tutoring specific upskilling & professional development to ensure consistently high-quality intervention outcomes.

Where do we work?

East Midlands: Nottingham, Derby, North and South Nottinghamshire, East, South and West Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire CC and Rutland, West and North Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire CC.

South East: Milton Keynes.

London: Camden and City of London, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Wandsworth, Hackney and Newham, Tower Hamlets, Haringey and Islington, Lewisham and Southwark, Lambeth, Bexley and Greenwich, Barking & Dagenham and Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, Enfield, Bromley, Croydon, Merton and Kingston upon Thames and Sutton, Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Harrow and Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames.

North West: Warrington, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Manchester, Greater Manchester South West (Salford and Trafford), Greater Manchester South East (Stockport and Tameside), Greater Manchester North West (Bolton and Wigan), Greater Manchester North East (Bury, Oldham and Rochdale), Blackburn with Darwen, East Merseyside, Liverpool, Sefton, Wirral.

West Midlands: Warwickshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire CC, Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Dudley.

Yorkshire and Humber: North and North East Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire CC, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham, Sheffield, Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale and Kirklees, Wakefield.


What types of schools can we work with?

Primary mainstream, Secondary mainstream, Alternate Provision; SEND.

What modes of tutoring do we offer?

1-1 online; 1-1 in person; 1-2 online; 1-2 in person; 1-3 online, 1-3 in person.

What subjects and stages do we offer?

English KS1, English KS2, English KS3, English KS4; Maths KS1, Maths KS2, Maths KS3, Maths KS4; Science KS1, Science KS2, Science KS3, Science KS4; Humanities KS3, Humanities KS4; Modern Foreign Languages KS3, Modern Foreign Languages KS4.

Are we required to charge VAT on our educational services?


Note that the EEF expects that, where VAT is chargeable on the tutoring services provided by the relevant tutoring organisation, the VAT amount will be calculated by reference to the full cost of the tutoring services provided, and not just the proportion of the cost to be paid by the schools. The school would be able to recover the VAT in the usual way. (For further information please see HMRC’s guidance.

Who are our tutors?

Our tutors have QTS, recent experience teaching & tutoring subjects/year groups they’ll tutor and have completed our mandated tutoring induction.

How do we recruit our tutors?

Our tutor recruitment process complies with all required vetting & checks as per Safer Recruitment guidelines and REC audited education, comprising without exception: face to face interview, application form, enhanced DBS including overseas check if appropriate, TRA prohibition and Barred List checks as well as references.

How do we train our tutors?

As a minimum, our tutors hold QTS and recent classroom experience. Prior to acceptance on our programme each completes a mandated “Tutor Preparedness” induction comprising: safeguarding, SEND, tutoring essentials, online tutoring, engaging reluctant learners, adapting planned lessons etc. Once on the programme, our tutors receive ongoing CPD and regular upskilling webinars.

How will we communicate with you?

We employ dedicated school account managers who will be in regular contact throughout the tuition blocks. Additionally, schools and teachers have secure access to our Tutoring & Interventions portal allowing school, classroom teachers and tutors to communicate regularly on pupils’ progress and a date-stamped record of tutoring sessions delivered.

How will we keep track of pupil progress?

We use any available internal school data on programme entry and exit. This is captured in a pre-intervention document and sessions are mapped against this with observations recorded post-session.  We can align with school systems or adapt our monitoring process via our secure access tutoring portal.

Schools interested in receiving tuition can view their NTP buying power using the form below:


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