The Professional Tutoring Partnership (PTP) has been appointed to deliver dedicated tuition to over 4,500 disadvantaged children. This partnership brings together extensive experience in the education of pupils with special educational needs. The Professional Tutoring Partnership is run by Real Group Ltd in collaboration with Patoss, British Dyslexia Association, Dyslexia Action, The Dyslexia Guild and Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity. It will work alongside 31 other organisations to offer tutoring (subsidised by 75 per cent), as well as training, support and mentoring to tutors themselves, to schools across England.
We are delighted to be centrally involved in this exciting and important initiative.
The National Tutoring Programme is part of the government’s investment in schools to help underprivileged children to reduce the learning gap to their peers. The school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated this gap. Distance learning has been particularly challenging for those with specific learning difficulties, and those without access to adequate learning tools.
The Partnership underwent a rigorous assessment and review process. It met and exceeded criteria including their ability to work with schools delivering curriculum relevant tutoring and scope to reach as many disadvantaged pupils as possible. It will work within primary, secondary and special schools across East England, London, North East, North West, South East, South West and the West Midlands.
Dr Mark Turner, Managing Director of Real Group*, and Project Director of the Professional Tutoring Partnership said:
“We’re so excited to join the national effort to widen access to high-quality tutoring for disadvantaged pupils who need it most. Our organisation underwent a rigorous criteria assessment and we’re now ready to deliver high-quality tutoring to complement the incredible work going on in classrooms up and down the country. We can’t wait to start making a difference to those who need it most.”
Alison Farmer, Educational Psychologist and part of the PTP Management Team adds “Effective tuition changes children’s perception of themselves as learners. I have observed the change that this makes to the confidence and enthusiasm for learning in school that this brings for young people.”
For more information on the Professional Tutoring Partnership can be found on our website.