NTP Partner

National Tutoring Programme

What is the National tutoring Programme?

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) is a Government-funded initiative to provide catch-up tuition for children across Primary, Secondary, Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Alternative Provision, whose education has been affected by COVID-19.

The tuition is focussed on core subjects English, maths and science and are in small groups ranging from 1:1 to 1:6. All tutors are fully vetted with valid DBS. Tutors work closely with class teachers to ensure the tuition is tailored around the student’s needs.

The CatchUp Academy is an Approved Partner for the NTP and is currently working with the DFE to provide tutors to schools.

Get subsidised access to quality tutors across primary, secondary and SEN.

Previously subsidy payments were made directly to NTP partners by the DfE. This has now changed and for the 2022-2023 academic year funding will be paid directly to schools.

60% of the tuition cost will be subsidised by DfE, subject to the information set out in Funding and paying for tutoring.

Schools are required to meet the remaining cost using other funding sources, including pupil premium or other core school budgets.

Tutoring is an effective use of pupil premium and is included in the pupil premium menu of approaches in the guidance for school leaders.

How the NTP works for you

Schools get subsidised one-to-one and small group tuition programmes through accredited partners that attract a 60% subsidy. Each student is allowed up to 15 hours of catch-up tuition which is delivered during school hours, after school or at weekends.

With a focus on:

Primary Schools – Across KS1 and KS2 centering on numeracy and literacy.

Secondary Schools – Across KS3 and KS4 centering on core subjects of English, maths and science, as well as humanities and languages.

SEN Schools – 1:1 sessions across all abilities.


Primary SchoolsSecondary SchoolsSEN Schools
> KS1 and KS2> KS3 and KS4> KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4
> Numeracy> English> Numeracy
> Literacy> Maths> Literacy
> Reception> Science> English
> Phonics> Humanities> Maths
> Makaton> Languages> Science
> Humanities
> Languages
Group Sizes - We cover 1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 1:4, 1:5 and 1:6 for all school levels.


Why choose the Catchup Academy as your tuition partner?

The Catchup Academy is part of Tempest Resourcing, an education recruitment business established over 11 years ago. We have been providing tutors across all school years, including a focus on SEN. We have successfully delivered to over 100 schools, with groups ranging from 1:1 to 1:6. Our database has over 1,000 tutors ranging in experience working with primary, secondary and SEN students. All our tutors are checked against quality assurance and are in line with the REC gold standard.

We offer the most flexible service- we facilitate online and in person tuition. We offer at home and other out of school tuition at a convenient location for the student (i.e. local library) for students who are not attending school. Our account managers are at hand to help you understand your tuition budget and to advice what provision can be provided in line with this budget. We will never sacrifice the level of service provide for the sake of making money- if we feel that something will not work for your school/students we will always be honest and advise you accordingly. Students’ progress is at the heart of everything we do!