Last year, we broadened the scope of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) to include alternative tutoring interventions for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in mainstream and non-mainstream settings.
Schools can use NTP funding for alternative types of established, evidence-underpinned interventions for pupils with SEND, which can be tailored and targeted to meet individual needs in areas such as:
- learning capabilities
- sensory development
- communication (including speech and language therapy)
You can use your NTP grant to pay for 50% of the total cost of tutoring, subject to the maximum hourly per-pupil rate. The hourly per pupil rates are £47 for non-mainstream schools, or £18 in mainstream schools, to reflect the higher likelihood of small group or specialist tutoring for pupils with SEND.