New for AY 21-22, the DfE have introduced another pillar for tuition, designed to complement the other pillars. Schools do not need to apply for this funding. It will be automatically awarded to schools via ESFA and all schools, whether choosing to use the grant or not will be required to complete data returns. Any monies not spent at the end of the Academic Year will be clawed back.
Find out more here: School-Led Tutoring – NTP (nationaltutoring.org.uk)
This grant will give schools and academy trusts the flexibility in determining how best to provide tutoring intervention to support catch-up for lost education due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. DfE – School-led tutoring: conditions of grant – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
This grant funding is ring-fenced for expenditure on school-led tutoring only and cannot be pooled with other premia. It should entail staff costs of delivering tuition only and cannot be used to cover costs such as: diagnostic tools, room hire, equipment, laptops, transport, stationery or record keeping.
You can read more about how to use the grant in the school-led tutoring guidance.
This funding cannot be used for the non-subsidised element of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) including costs related to support provided by NTP tuition partners and academic mentors.
Funding is allocated for around 60% of pupils eligible for pupil premium per school. 75% of the cost is subsidised in academic year 2021/22. Schools and academy trusts will need to fund the remaining 25% through other budgets, for example recovery premium or pupil premium.
The school-level allocations will be published on GOV.UK. Academy trusts will be funded directly and maintained schools will be funded via the local authority.
Although there is no requirement to apply for this ring-fenced funding, there are conditions attached including the completion of an end of year financial return.
For more information on the conditions of grant, access to the allocations spreadsheet, funding tracker and guidance please click here: School-led tutoring: guidance and tracker tool – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)