National Tutoring Programme (NTP)

We are an accredited NTP provider offering a more nurturing approach to tuition and focus on helping students with special educational needs (SEN).

We support London schools with in-person and online tutoring using experienced, suitably qualified local tutors.

Why use Bright Heart as your school's
tuition provider?

We help pupils who need a more nurturing approach. We offer schools support as NTP Approved Tuition Partners and through School-Led Tutoring.

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Secure your school’s tutoring today! 

Complete the form below or call us on 0208 064 3800.

Tuition Partners tutoring - Fees

Our tuition fees for tutoring through the Tuition Partners pillar for both primary and secondary tuition are as follows:

Session size / delivery Gross price
per 15-hr block (£)*
Subsidised price
per 15-hr block (£)*
1:1 In-person 750.00 225.00
1:2 In-person 787.50 236.25
1:3 In-person 825.00 247.50
1:1 Online 675.00 202.50
1:2 Online 708.75 212.63
1:3 Online 742.50 222.75
Session size / delivery Gross price per 15-hr block (£)* Subsidised price per 15-hr block (£)*
1:1 In-person 750.00 225.00
1:2 In-person 787.50 236.25
1:3 In-person 825.00 247.50
1:1 Online 675.00 202.50
1:2 Online 708.75 212.63
1:3 Online 742.50 222.75

* Fees stated pre VAT, which is added for Tuition Partners tutoring (but is fully recoverable). Subsidised prices are based on a 70% subsidy for the 2021/22 school year. Schools fund the remaining 30%, for example, through recovery premium or pupil premium. 

Tuition Partners tutoring - FAQ's

  • You can contact us and we can then sign you up on the NTP tuition hub. 
  • Alternatively, you can sign yourself up to the NTP tuition hub here.
  • You can then access NTP tuition through the NTP tuition hub. 
  • We work with experienced, suitably qualified and caring local tutors with a passion for helping students who have fallen behind at school and may have learning challenges.
  • Tutors are thoroughly vetted and trained, and carefully matched to pupils.
  • We follow a rigorous recruitment process to contract suitably qualified tutors who demonstrate the necessary expertise and softer skills.
  • Most candidates do not pass our stringent requirements.
  • Our safer recruitment policy (published on our website) provides a detailed overview of this process.
  • Tutors receive comprehensive induction training.
  • Tutors also receive specific refresher training on school procedures before a school assignment and on-the-job and ad hoc training.
  • Induction training includes safeguarding, our tutoring approach, and a SEN / person-centred training course provided by nasen (the National Association of Special Educational Needs).
  • Tutors must pass tests on safeguarding and the nasen course.
  • John Salmon, a former head teacher, leads training.
  • A dedicated education specialist manages each school relationship and tutoring provision, supported by a client manager.
  • Our senior education specialist, John Salmon, has overall responsibility for NTP tutoring.
  • Baseline data is requested for pupils and their peers (on an anonymised basis), which is updated periodically.
  • We use this to evaluate pupils’ performance against objectives and amend tutoring programmes where appropriate.
  • This is overseen by the education specialist assigned to the school.

Please call John on 0208 064 3800 for further information about school tutoring.

National Tutoring Programme Leader

John Salmon – Director and senior education specialist

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Literacy & Numeracy Teacher

John is an experienced teacher and former headteacher with an MA in Education (1st class). John oversees NTP tutoring and tutor training.

John is a qualified teacher with over 15 years of teaching experience. He has taught English and Spanish from primary to university level and tutored students in numerous subjects and was an SAT and Cambridge FCE tutor for several years. John has also been a head teacher, a position he used to implement many new extra-curricular activities to empower pupils. John became a Bright Heart tutor in 2018 and has had a very positive impact on his students. He was appointed as a Director in January 2020 and became a full-time employee in April 2020. John is Bright Heart’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.

John holds a Master of Arts degree in Education, Concentration in Educational Leadership, from Framingham State University, Massachusetts (1st class) and a BA in Literature and Linguistics (1st class) from Universidad Nacional, Heredia. 

John has vast experience tutoring students with special educational needs (SEN).  As an administrator, he has successfully managed and evaluated several programmes for the inclusion of students with special learning needs into mainstream classrooms. He has embraced the person-centred Bright Heart philosophy to instil in his students a love of learning. John is the father of a young boy.

School testimonials

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Secure your school’s tutoring today! 

Complete the form below or call us on 0208 064 3800.

Learn more

  • The NTP is a government-funded scheme to support schools by providing access to high-quality tutoring to help pupils whose education has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Schools can access support in the 2021/22 academic year through three pillars: Tuition PartnersAcademic Mentors; or School-led Tutoring.
  • As an NTP Tuition Partner, Bright Heart can support schools through the Tuition Partners and School-led Tutoring pillars.
  • All NTP tuition partners have undergone stringent Quality Assurance and Accreditation checks across 14 categories, including excellence in tutoring impact and delivery, high-quality tutors, safeguarding and value for money.
  • Award-winning London-based SEN-focused tutoring agency and education consultancy
  • Run by a very experienced team, including a former headteacher
  • Our heart-based approach, which emphasises patience, acceptance and warmth, is especially effective in helping students with SEN
  • Key focus on English, Maths & Science, but cover many other subjects
  • Offer 1:1 and small-group tuition for Primary, KS3, GCSE & A-level pupils
  • Focus on London, but cover parts of Surrey
  • Accredited NTP Tuition Partner
  • Clients include families, schools and local authorities.

Our unique tutoring methodology, the Bright Heart Approach, puts into practice what we have observed across a wide range of students. This more nurturing approach is based on our experience that effective tutoring connects on a deeper level to achieve longer term stability and success, compared to focusing purely on intellectual abilities.

We take the time to fully understand a school’s requirements. Our experienced tutors implement our nurturing approach when teaching at schools.

  • Our fees for tutoring as a NTP Approved Partner are provided above.
  • Our fees for school-led tutoring vary depending on the school’s specific requirements; please get in touch for a no obligation quote.

NTP pillars Bright Heart supports

Pillar 1: Tuition Partners

Schools can access 15-hour blocks of high-quality tutoring for disadvantaged pupils from an approved list of tutoring providers called Tuition Partners.

70% of the cost is subsidised this academic year. 

Schools can increase funding by using more than one of the NTP pillars.

Pillar 3: School-led Tutoring

Schools source tutors to support disadvantaged pupils or pupils with SEND. 

For example, tutors could be sourced internally or from a tutoring agency of the school’s choice (which could be an accredited NTP provider).

Schools get funding for 60% of eligible pupils. Subsidies for mainstream schools are up to £13.50 per pupil / hr (75% of cost up to £18/hr). For special schools and SEND units, subsidies are up to £35.25 per pupil / hr (75% of cost up to £47/hr).

Schools can use their discretion when determining group sizes, up to a cap of 1:6.

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NTP pillars Bright Heart supports

Pillar 1: Tuition Partners

Schools can access 15-hour blocks of high-quality tutoring for disadvantaged pupils from an approved list of tutoring providers called Tuition Partners.

70% of the cost is subsidised this academic year.

Schools can increase funding by using more than one of the NTP pillars.

Pillar 3: School-led Tutoring

Schools source tutors to support disadvantaged pupils or pupils with SEND.

For example, tutors could be sourced internally or from a tutoring agency of the school’s choice (which could be an accredited NTP provider).

Schools get funding for 60% of eligible pupils. Subsidies for mainstream schools are up to £13.50 per pupil / hr (75% of cost up to £18/hr). For special schools and SEND units, subsidies are up to £35.25 per pupil / hr (75% of cost up to £47/hr).

Schools can use their discretion when determining group sizes, up to a cap of 1:6.