The DfE have recognised that teachers and school leaders understand the needs of their pupils best.
The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) aims to support teachers and schools in providing a sustained response to the coronavirus pandemic and to provide a longer-term contribution to closing the attainment gap.
The focus of the NTP is on supporting disadvantaged pupils, including those eligible for Pupil Premium funding. However, participating schools will be able to decide which of their pupils will most benefit from additional support, and which type of support is more suitable.
Tutoring is designed to provide additional support, as a supplement to the high-quality classroom teaching that is the most powerful way to support children.
Park Road Academy Primary School are currently devising a comprehensive tutoring programme to those children who meet the criteria. More information will be circulated this half-term.