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Coventry training provider to deliver tutoring to disadvantaged pupils across England

PET-Xi Training chosen to deliver high quality tutoring to disadvantaged pupils through National Tutoring Programme

Coventry training provider PET-Xi has been awarded funding to become an approved Tuition Partner as part of the National Tutoring Programme [NTP].

PET-Xi has been chosen to deliver tutoring to schools as an approved NTP Tuition Partner, it was announced today. Primary and secondary schools in England will be able to access tutoring through PET-Xi from Monday 2nd November.

PET-Xi will deliver tutoring subsidised by 75% to schools across the country. PET-Xi will focus their tutoring on schools.

PET-Xi became an approved Tuition Partner after a competitive process, during which all applicants underwent a rigorous assessment and review process. All approved Tuition Partners have met and exceeded criteria, including their ability to work with schools delivering curriculum relevant tutoring and scope to reach as many disadvantaged pupils as possible.

PET-X will support 1840 pupils from locations across the UK with 1-2 online and 1-3 online tutoring in English and Maths at KS2, KS3 and KS4. Their highly trained and experienced tutor’s use awarding winning resources and their in house VLE allowing for a full online blended learning experience. Enabling safe personal interaction with paper-free marking and feedback which is essential in the current climate.

Schools will be requested to provide initial assessment data which will be used to develop tutor sessions. Tracking, through our internal systems with regular assessments being undertaken will monitor progress. Reports are produced and account managers will ensure schools are fully informed of attendance and progress.

PET-Xi has extensive experience of working with schools in in East Midlands, West Midland, South East, London, North East, North West: and Yorkshire and Humber.

Commenting Fleur Sexton DL Managing Director of PET-Xi said:

“The whole team at PET-Xi are absolutely thrilled. This is all about equity, enabling PET-Xi to ensure that no learner gets left behind, helping to rebuild communities, and a fabulous opportunity for young people to reset, to grasp opportunities and to fulfil their potential.

“PET-Xi’s core business is tutoring disadvantaged and low achieving KS2- 4 school pupils, a targeted service we have delivered nationally for 25 years. We have helped over 150,000 pupils by delivering intensive, motivational, and inspirational tutoring which is carefully-crafted and designed for schools to select according to their specific requirements. Each interaction is carefully structured to achieve optimal learning impact to close the attainment gap. Over the last two years we have worked with over 450 schools nationwide, annually engaging 9000 pupils through targeted engagement (approximately 20 per school), 98.5% say that their confidence has improved as a result.

“Our organisation underwent a rigorous criteria assessment and we’re now ready to deliver high-quality tutoring to complement the incredible work going on in classrooms up and down the country. We can’t wait to start making a difference to those who need it most.”

Robbie Coleman, Director of the secretariat of the National Tutoring Programme, said:

“The National Tutoring Programme has one simple aim - to support teachers and schools to support their pupils who have missed out the most as a result of school closures. We’re pleased to welcome our new Tuition Partners who will make tutoring accessible to disadvantaged pupils who need it most.

“The National Tutoring Programme is a tool for teachers. We hope that by providing high-quality, cost effective tutoring to disadvantaged pupils the NTP will make a difference to those who need it most across the country.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Matt Joyce .

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