Initiate a public inquiry into the National Tutoring Programme management

Initiate a public inquiry into the National Tutoring Programme management

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Lucy Spencer started this petition to UK Parliament and

The National Tutoring Programme Phase 1, managed by The Education Endowment Fund and Nesta, has excluded reputable tutors and tuition providers from taking part, with quality and experience one of the pillars of becoming a provider.

It’s been exposed that one of the 32 NTP providers has been using 17 yr old Sri Lankan students, paid as little as £1.57 per hour (less than 15% of the cost of the tutorials charged to schools). Rather than remove them as a provider, the NTP has issued a statement of support saying that, from now, all contractors will be 18. It has further come to light that the company in question has been invested in on numerous occasions by Nesta and that in 2016, EEF impact studies found no impact from the provision offered by Third Space Learning. 

This is a scheme to help the disadvantaged children in England catch up on lost learning. Additionally, another provider, Pearson, who have no history of providing tuition, were accepted as a provider. The CEO of the EEF, Becky Francis was a non exec Director of Pearson at this time...

On behalf of the Tutors’ Association I am lobbying to get a public inquiry into the management during the first phase to prove that it wasn't just selection by nepotistic connections, ahead of NTP phase 2.

 

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