National Tutoring Programme (NTP)


Vision for Education and their sister companies ABC Teachers and Smart Teachers are an approved Tutoring Partner for the National Tutoring Programme (NTP).

The NTP will provide additional support to schools to help disadvantaged pupils whose education has been most affected by school closures.

The NTP was developed to support schools in responding to the immediate challenge of school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic and to provide a longer-term contribution to closing the attainment gap. 

As an approved Tuition Partner, schools can purchase 1:1 (LAC or pupils with SEND) and 1:3 face-to-face and online tutoring through us in blocks of 15 hours. The tutoring is subsidised by 75%.

Who are we?

Vision for Education, ABC Teachers and Smart Teachers are well-established, market-leading education recruitment companies, who recruit and supply teachers and support staff for primary, secondary and SEND schools and other learning institutions.

We’re REC Audited Education accredited and have 14 branches across the country and 6,787 registered staff.

Our mission is to deliver a quality and reliable service for schools and teachers, which has a positive impact on the education and development of learners.  

Our qualified and fully vetted tutors are experienced at delivering engaging 1-2-1 and small group tutoring sessions face-to-face and online using our bespoke online tutoring platform. 

Where do we work?

East Midlands: Nottingham, Derby, North Nottinghamshire, East Derbyshire, South Nottinghamshire, South and West Derbyshire and Leicester

South East: Berkshire, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire CC, Oxfordshire, Brighton and Hove, East Sussex CC, West Surrey, East Surrey, West Sussex (South West), West Sussex (North East), Portsmouth, Southampton, Isle of Wight, South Hampshire, Central Hampshire, North Hampshire, Medway, Kent Thames Gateway, East Kent, Mid Kent and West Kent.

London: Camden and City of London, Hammersmith and Fulham and 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 East: Durham, Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees, South Teesside, Tyneside, Darlington, Northumberland and Sunderland.

North West: West Cumbria, East Cumbria, 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, Blackpool, Lancaster and Wyre, Mid Lancashire, East Lancashire, Chorley and West Lancashire, East Merseyside, Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral.

South West: Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire CC, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bournemouth and Poole, Dorset CC, Somerset, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Plymouth, Torbay and Devon CC.

West Midlands: Herefordshire, Worcestershire CC, Warwickshire, Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire CC, Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Coventry, Wolverhampton and Dudley.

Yorkshire and Humber: Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire, York, North Yorkshire CC, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham, Sheffield, Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale and Kirklees and Wakefield.

East of England: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire CC, Suffolk, Norwich and East Norfolk, North and West Norfolk, Breckland and South Norfolk, Luton, Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Southend-on-Sea, Thurrock, Essex Haven Gateway, West Essex, Heart of Essex and Essex Thames Gateway.

What types of schools can we work with?
Primary mainstream, secondary mainstream, alternate provision and SEND.

What modes of tutoring do we offer?
1-1 online, 1-1 in person, 1-3 online and 1-3 in person. 1-1 sessions are for LAC or pupils with SEND.

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 and Modern Foreign Languages KS4.

How much do sessions cost?

The tutoring is subsidised by 75%. Schools will only have to pay 25% of the tuition costs plus the VAT for the whole amount (which they will be able to claim back). Tuition costs will be provided once you have emailed to register your interest.

Are we required to charge VAT on our educational services?  

How many schools can we work with?
17,850 pupils in approximately 2,000 schools.

Who are our tutors?
Fully qualified and vetted primary, SEND and secondary subject specialist teachers, with in-depth knowledge and experience of the national curriculum.

How do we recruit our tutors?
Our rigorous recruitment processes are in-line with Department for Education and REC guidelines. We obtain a CV, conduct a face-to-face interview and complete right to work, qualifications, photo ID, address, enhanced DBS (must be registered with the Update Service) which includes Children’s Barred List check, TRA, employment history, reference and medical checks.

How do we train our tutors?
All our tutors are fully qualified teachers and have recent experience of teaching the national curriculum. Tutors receive a thorough induction to the NTP before commencing sessions, which includes specific training on:

  • planning 1-2-1 and small group sessions
  • adapting to online tuition
  • creating session content, and 
  • giving and receiving feedback.

How will we communicate with you?
Schools will have a designated consultant to manage all bookings. Booking confirmations will be sent immediately with a secure online link to tutors’ safeguarding information. Consultants are available around-the-clock by phone or email. They’ll also assist with any system training and arrange weekly calls and regular meetings to review performance.

How will we keep track of pupil progress?
Schools would provide tutors with attainment levels data for each student. We would provide schools with weekly quantitative reports on the number of sessions delivered, duration and attendance, and a weekly qualitative report for each student including information about their engagement levels, session objectives and outcomes and other general feedback.

Schools interested in receiving tuition or with any questions about the tuition model offered, including costs, should contact: