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Local School Receives Funding to Benefit Disadvantaged Pupils in Peterborough

Greater Peterborough Teaching School Alliance (GPTSA) was part of Schools Partnership Tutors successful bid to provide high quality tuition to students in the East of England and Peterborough as part of the National Tutoring Programme.

GPTSA is a cross-phase Teaching School Alliance, based at Arthur Mellows Village College, comprising of 24 schools within Peterborough and the Local Area. GPTSA will be designated as the Schools Partnership Tutors’ Peterborough Hub and will receive funding in order to recruit skilled tutors and match them with local schools.

Schools Partnership Tutors was established in collaboration with experienced educational organisations. These include Unity Schools Partnership (CEO Tim Coulson), teaching school alliances, regional hubs and schools; alongside Unity and Norwich Research schools, and Marc Rowland (Pupil Premium Adviser).

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP), designed by a group of five independent charities, was established in response to clear evidence that Covid-19 is likely to widen the attainment gap between poorer pupils and their peers in English schools. It is funded as part of the Government’s £350m allocation to tutoring, through the £1bn coronavirus catch up package.

Approved providers have been selected based on a rigorous assessment process conducted by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), an independent charity. In total, it is estimated that approximately 15,000 tutors will support the scheme.

Schools can choose between different providers and a variety of models in their area, including face-to-face and online tutoring. For more information on accessing the programme, click here.

If you would like your school to be supported by Schools Partnership Tutors and GPTSA, you can sign up here.