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National Tutoring Programme (NTP) England

The DfE has recently shared some more information about the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) (England), that may be of interest to special schools, alternative provision, specialist settings and their respective networks.

The NTP is available to all state-maintained schools and provides access to high-quality tutoring (subsidised by 75%)- to support a wide range of pupils who need extra help at the current time, including those with a special educational need and/or disability (SEND).

Schools/SENCOs can search for approved NTP Tuition Partners and enquire directly with providers via the NTP website. Online tutoring can be provided to pupils at home or in school during lockdown, and tutoring can also be booked in for delivery when schools are fully reopened. 

The NTP wants to make sure that the SEND offer, through the NTP has something to work for every student who needs extra support. This can include small-group and/or one-to-one tuition. It can also be subject-specific where appropriate.

Tuition Partners are able to deliver tutoring in state-maintained mainstream and state-maintained specialist settings. Schools/SENCOs can explore which Tuition Partners are able to provide the most appropriate support by searching here.

The NTP is also running an information webinar for all state-maintained schools on Tuesday 2 March at 4pm, where participants can hear directly from Tuition Partner organisations and learn about the subsidy. Sign up here.

Examples of schools' experiences of using the NTP please can be found in the school stories section of the NTP website, which includes a recent story from St Mary's Church of England Primary school, Bridport.

More detailed information about the NTP and the offer to schools can be found on the NTP website here.

First published 17 February 2021

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NAHT Life gives you the opportunity to continue your membership of the biggest union for school leaders both in post and in retirement.


NAHT Life focuses on helping retired members receive excellent trade union services and allows you to continue to play an active volunteer role within NAHT regions and branches, if that’s what you choose to do!

Please note to qualify for the benefits of NAHT Life membership you must join NAHT life within six months of retiring. 

Please ensure NAHT has your correct post-retirement contact details.

NAHT is currently reviewing, renewing and refreshing its services to support NAHT life member.

The Life Members' Sector Council (LMSC)

Whether leaving a labour of love or embracing a life of leisure, there can be no doubt that retirement from school leadership marks a huge change in lifestyle. There will be adjustments to make, new challenges to take and a range of new opportunities. At a time like this, it is important that our experienced members do not lose all the support they received in their working life. Our life members’ committee is here to ensure members are supported in retirement.

This committee feeds its extensive wealth of experience and know-how to support the work of NAHT. It also gives our life members the chance to make important contributions to our campaigns for working members.  

The committee, which meets four times a year, is made up of one elected representative from each of our regions, with the addition of one place each for Northern Ireland and Wales. And these elected committee members, normally, serve a three-year term.

Areas of focus for the committee include the following: 

  • Current legislation issues eg pension provision
  • Action against discrimination, including age discrimination.
LMSC chair

John Killeen (National Executive member): john.killeen@nahtofficials.org.uk

LMSC vice-chair

Nigel Patton: nigel.patton@nahtofficials.org.uk

LMSC communications officer

Michael Wilson: Michael.wilson@nahtofficials.org.uk

LMSC deputy communications officer

Eugene Symonds: eugene.symonds@nahtofficials.org.uk

Committee servicing officer

Frances Geddes has the responsibility for working closely with the LMSC as servicing officer. She can be contacted via email frances.geddes@naht.org.uk.

For further details and contact information about all current LMSC members please check out ‘Who’s who’ and the ‘List of LMSC members'.

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