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How to access subsidised online maths tuition from Third Space Learning
The National Tutoring Programme is a government initiative to help to mitigate the impact of school closures by providing schools with access to heavily subsidised high-quality one to one and small group tutoring from a selection of approved Tuition Partners.
The programme launched in November 2020 and is now in its second year. This year, the NTP will subsidise 70% of the cost of tuition from Tuition Partners.
Last year, over 14,000 pupils across more than 1,000 schools received subsidised high-quality maths tuition from Third Space Learning through the National Tutoring Programme.
Third Space Learning have been selected to continue as an approved Tuition Partner this year and thousands of pupils across the country are currently receiving subsidised tuition from Third Space Learning tutors.
We needed a way to help mitigate the impact lockdown had on attainment. Partially funded through the National Tutoring Programme, we are very impressed with how well our pupils have responded to Third Space Learning. Feedback from pupils, teachers and parents clearly shows that it is having a measurable academic impact, and the change in pupils' confidence is clear too.
Tim White, Assistant Headteacher, Morland Primary School, Ipswich
Pupil and time slot selection
Whole school resources
You decide which pupils to sign up to the catch up intervention programme and choose a weekly time slot. Lessons can take place from school or in pupils' homes, depending on your chosen pupils.
Each pupil begins with an initial assessment to diagnose their individual learning gaps and identify the best sequence of maths lessons for each pupil. This can be done at any point before their first individual session.
Lessons take place in our interactive online classroom and pupils communicate with their personal tutor via a shared screen and headset. We'll send out headsets free of charge before your first session.
Senior leaders and class teachers are kept up to date with the Key Stage 2 national curriculum topics covered and progress made each week. Longer term progress is mapped over the term, year and end of Key Stage.
Unlimited access to all Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 resources is included at no additional cost. This means you can target funding on individual pupils whilst still raising maths attainment for every child in your school.
Building a global community of passionate, well-educated maths specialists to close the maths attainment gap in the UK
Our community of tutors is made up of English-speaking graduates and undergraduates from across India and Sri Lanka. By focusing only on maths, we attract highly skilled tutors with genuine passion.
Candidates must complete and pass an initial online application and maths and English assessments.
Tutors are then assessed on their teaching ability, how well they can engage pupils, linguistic ability, communication skills, character, and enthusiasm.
All tutors must complete Police Clearance Checks (equivalent to UK DBS checks).
Designed by former UK maths teachers in partnership with researchers at the University College London’s Institute of Education
Includes teaching demonstrations, webinars and academic coaching
Regular assessments on subject knowledge, teaching ability and familiarity with the National Curriculum and safeguarding policies
Hired tutors receive ongoing CPD, frequent lesson evaluations and personalised feedback
Weekly online one-to-one maths lessons for your target pupils
Regular assessment and reporting
Free headset for each pupil
Full access to all the resources and video CPD in the Third Space Maths Hub
Let us know how many pupils you’re looking to support and we’ll be in touch with more information about how we can help.
Pricing is calculated according to the number of pupils you’d like to receive the 1-to-1 lessons.
All our maths specialist tutors receive over 130 hours of initial training and high-quality ongoing CPD.
Up to 15 pupils can receive personalised 1-to-1 support at once and getting set up is quick and easy.
Full access to our library of whole-school maths resources and video CPD is included at no additional cost.
Regular reports track learning objectives, show progress made and help inform class planning and teaching.
How does the National Tutoring Programme work?
Through the National Tutoring Programme, schools can access heavily subsidised tuition from an approved list of Tuition Partners, with 70% of the cost paid for by the NTP. Schools will need to cover the remaining 30%, but can use Catch Up funding, their Recovery Premium or their Pupil Premium to do so. Schools book subsidised support directly through their Tuition Partner of choice and the subsidy will go directly from the NTP to the Provider, with schools only charged for 30% of the cost. Schools can choose how many pupils they’d like to sign up for subsidised tuition, and subsidised sessions must be booked in blocks of 15 sessions per pupil.
Who is the National Tutoring Programme for?
The National Tutoring Programme is available to all state owned primary and secondary schools in England. The programme is targeted to reach pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds eligible for Pupil Premium funding, but schools are able to exercise their professional judgement to determine which pupils are in most need of support. They must however ensure that 65% of the pupils who receive subsidised support are elgible for Pupil Premium.
How have the tuition organisations been selected?
All approved Tuition Partners have passed a strict set of eligibility and quality criteria, including tutor training, safeguarding ensuring DBS or equivalent, quality assurance, history working with schools, experience working with disadvantaged pupils, secure evaluation standards, and evidence of impact.
How much will tuition cost?
The cost will depend on which Tuition Partner your school chooses. Because Third Space Learning is delivered online, it’s often a more cost-effective solution for schools. The total cost for a 15-session block of Third Space Learning maths tuition is just £275 per pupil; with the National Tutoring Programme subsidy this now comes to £82.50, or £5.50 per session. This price would include initial and ongoing assessments, regular reporting, headsets for each pupil and full access to our online resource library, The Third Space Maths Hub.
What age groups does Third Space Learning support?
We have high quality tutoring programmes available for KS2, KS3 (for Year 7 pupils working below Age Related Expectations who need support to secure outstanding gaps from KS2) and for KS4 with our GCSE maths revision programme.
How does Third Space Learning compare with the other Tuition Partners?
The tutoring organisations selected to be part of the National Tutoring Programme have all been through a rigorous application process and are all providers of high quality tuition. It is an explicit National Tutoring Programme aim to offer as wide a variety of tuition as possible; some partners are providing small group tuition, some face to face, some online. At Third Space Learning we are specialists in online maths tuition. All lessons are delivered one to one as this is the teaching method with the most extensive evidence for accelerating progress and plugging gaps among disadvantaged children. We’ve long been committed to closing the maths attainment gap and our online maths intervention programmes have been running since 2013. Working directly with tens of thousands of pupils in thousands of schools over the last 8 years has helped us refine and improve our intervention programmes to ensure the best possible maths support for the pupils who need it most.
Can the tuition continue during school closures?
Following the return to remote learning in January 2021, Tuition Partners have undergone a rigorous process to ensure they are able to deliver tuition online to pupils in their homes safely. Third Space Learning has been approved by the National Tutoring Programme to deliver sessions at home throughout school closures. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and the initial period of school closures, we've been able to continue supporting the schools signed up to our online intervention programmes. This is because our maths tuition is delivered online so pupils can continue their sessions from home. Where this is not possible, schools can switch pupils and/or continue the sessions from school for those pupils still attending.
What do I need to do next?
A full list of approved NTP Tuition Partners is available from The National Tutoring Programme website. School leaders are able to choose which organisation they would like to use and get in contact with them directly. If you’d like to book subsidised spaces with Third Space Learning, get in touch with us today.
Third Space fills in little gaps that can really hold children back. The customer service is fantastic every time and they couldn't be more helpful. The children love doing Third Space and their confidence rockets!
Maths Coordinator, Oxley Primary School, Leicestershire
Third Space Learning provides targeted support for the children which is personalised to their own level and helps them to make progress and achieve Age Related Expectations.
Headteacher, Griffin Park Primary School, Blackburn
Our children all really enjoy taking part in the programme and we have seen increased confidence and progress in their maths learning.
Maths Leader, Priory Primary School, Dudley
The one to one tuition is a great addition to our support for pupils receiving Pupil Premium, and the resources are high quality and up to date with recent research.
Deputy Headteacher, Holy Trinity Primary School, Merton
The resources on the Maths Hub are great, the sessions for the children are good and they enjoy them. The one to one sessions have been very good and have helped the children to progress with their maths.
Headteacher, Choppington Primary School, Northumberland
My staff love the resources and are helpful to their teaching and assessment. Most importantly, the impact upon learning for the pupils receiving the one to one lessons is highly effective. It’s such great support to teaching and learning.
Headteacher, St Pauls Middle School , Northumberland
Children are thoroughly enjoying their sessions and the resources we have access to are great. I have already recommended the intervention to a friend teaching at another school.
Liz Smith, Year 6 Teacher
Pevensey and Westham CofE Primary School, East Sussex