Wigmore Primary School, have had an excellent experience with the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) through Pearson. Their students have really benefitted from the additional support of fully qualified teachers.
The school is a large primary in an urban area. It has an above national percentage of PP children and a high percentage of SEND with EHCP plans. Attendance is in line with national, even through COVID.
We have noticed that COVID has affected students’ mental health. The children seemed more worried about their learning, and students lower down the school appeared more attached to their parents. Their learning had been disjointed by the lockdown, so help from the National Tutoring Programme was particularly useful.
Disadvantaged students who were at risk of not meeting age-related expectations were selected for NTP tuition.
The NTP helped ease the school’s difficulties in staffing 1:3 teaching sessions, by providing additional tutoring support. The subsidised costs were also very appealing. The school accessed the programme through Pearson, since they were already using Pearson’s Power Maths course and were confident in the quality of the service.