What types of school do you work with?
The Catchup Academy works with Primary mainstream, Secondary mainstream, Alternative Provision and SEND schools.
Who are your tutors?
All tutors have schools based experience and fit into three categories: Fully Qualified Teachers, Subject Specialist Graduates and Experienced Learning Support Assistants.
What subjects and stages do you 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.
What are your safeguarding policies?
All candidates fill in initial application forms before undertaking pre-screening calls and an in-depth interview.
We align with the requirements of the Department for Education’s ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ guidance and undertake stringent checks on all our tutors.
These ensure they all:
- Have their photographic ID checked
- Provide evidence of qualifications and a Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) certificate.
- Supply evidence of an enhanced DBS check from the past three years covering:
- Any police convictions, cautions, warnings and information held under Section 142 of the Education Act 2002
- Children Barred List Information
- “Soft Information” disclosed at the Chief Police Officer’s discretion.
- Have full references and Right to Work checks
Can we track Pupil Progress?
The CatchUp academy has an online tuition platform which can be used for online sessions and for tracking attendance and lesson notes/feedback. This is a safeguarding system and is visible to the school, student, carer, and the approved partner. Tutors are also meet on a regular basis for review meetings, progression reports with our in-house quality assurance lead.
Continual CPD courses are encouraged and are regularly available for all tutors.
Are you GDPR compliant?
Yes, we take data protection very seriously and process the minimum amount of personal data required to facilitate services.
Our data policies are aligned with those of Tempest Resourcing. For more information on the policies please get in touch with us directly.
How does the funding work in 2022/2023?
- Funding is now given directly to schools which includes the 60% subsidiary. Schools will be given funding based on pupil premium within the school. However, the tuition is can be used for non-PP students.
- The NTP funding can be used across the 3 routes of tuition whether its schools led, with an Approved partner or academic mentor route. All are subsided at 60% capped at £18ppph in mainstream schools and £47 ppph for SEN setting.
- Funding for 2022/2023 cannot be rolled over to 2023/2024. Any unspent tuition will need to be returned at the end of the academic year 2023.
How much does the NTP cost for schools?
Our prices are on the education.gov website (please see link below) and visible to all. For further costings to schools please book in a time with us and we can go through it all with you.
What happens when a session needs to be cancelled?
Schools – Need to provide us with more than 24 hours’ notice should you wish to cancel or rearrange a session. Any cancellations made within the 24 hours’ notice will be chargeable.
Tutors – Need to provide us with more than 24 hours’ notice if they are unable to attend a session. We can then either replace the tutor or can rearrange with the school.
How is NTP different in 2022/2023?
- The blocks can now be from 12-15 hours.
- Groups can range from 1:1, 1:2, 1:3,1:4,1:5 and 1:6.
- Schools are now directly contact Approved Partner directly without the hub.