Dr Ben Styles comments on Year 2 National Tutoring Programme process evaluation findings

Comment

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Following the publication of NFER’s implementation and process evaluation of the second year of the National Tutoring Programme, NFER’s Head of Classroom Practice and Workforce, Dr Ben Styles, said:

“It is encouraging that most teachers and school leaders in our sample were generally satisfied with the NTP and with the route or routes in which they were participating. However, a minority of senior leaders were not confident in being able to access high-quality tutoring when needed.

“School leaders did express support for the Government’s approach of giving them more control and autonomy over the delivery of tutoring in 2022/23. However, this does need to be taken in the context that some schools indicated that they did not participate in the programme in 2021/22 because they felt the subsidy level was not sufficient, and levels are set to reduce further in 2022/23.

“It must also be noted that the NTP has resulted in increased workloads for senior leaders and therefore schools would benefit from a proportion of NTP funding being available for management and administration.”

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