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Find out your schools' requirements for using the school-led tutoring grant (part of the National Tutoring Programme). Learn which pupils and subjects your schools should prioritise for catch-up, how to maximise its impact, and who they can deploy as tutors.

This article summarises the DfE’s guidance on the school-led tutoring grant. Read it alongside the conditions of grant guidance

It’s a grant to support catch-up tutoring 

School-led tutoring is a ring-fenced grant to fund locally-sourced tutoring provision. 

Your schools could use it to deploy, as tutors: 

  • Existing staff such as teachers and TAs
  • External resources such as private tutors or returning teachers 

Your schools are expected to prioritise disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils for the tutoring, but they have the flexibility to decide which pupils need the most support to help them catch up on lost learning. See more about how to prioritise pupils below. 

If your schools decide to use it, they should do so as soon as possible 

If they’ll be using internal staff, these staff will need to undertake free training in November before delivering the tutoring

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