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In partnership, helping disadvantaged pupils affected by school closures through prestigious national programme

Professional Tutoring Partnership

Professional Tutoring Partnership has been awarded funding to become an approved Tuition Partner as part of the National Tutoring Programme [NTP]. The Partnership brings together lead organisation, Real Group, three specialist teacher professional bodies and two charities: Patoss, The Dyslexia Guild, British Dyslexia Association and Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity. The organisations have extensive experience of working with schools and in other education settings. Tutors are skilled in assessing and teaching children literacy and numeracy skills.

This national programme to deliver tuition to children in state-funded schools is part of the Government’s coronavirus catch-up package. The partnership is one of around 30 organisations selected to provide high quality tuition in primary, secondary and special schools in England through the government’s National Tutoring Programme. This programme offers tutoring subsidised by 75 per cent to pupils both with and without special needs to schools across England. 

As experts in dyslexia and other learning difficulties, our role in the partnership here at Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity is to provide specialist training and mentoring for those tutors involved, as well as to set standards and evaluate outcomes.

CEO, Andy Cook says, 'Schools have done incredibly well to adjust in recent times but there’s no doubt that many children have fallen behind, particularly those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds, and those with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. We are delighted to join forces with our colleagues in the Professional Tutoring Partnership to provide some catch-up help. Between us we will work with over 4,500 disadvantaged children across the country, as part of a national effort to help make up for what they’ve missed in recent months. It will be a true partnership between our expert tutors, schools, parents and most importantly, the children themselves. We hope that with this extra personalised help, these children will feel happier about learning, which will stand them in good stead long into the future.'

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