Tuition should only be carried out by a qualified tutor:

  • someone with Qualified Teacher Status
  • an overseas qualified teacher eligible to teach in schools in England
  • NQTs in the summer before they attain QTS
  • those with teaching and subject specific qualifications from the HE or FE sectors.

LAs may employ tutors themselves or can devolve recruitment directly to schools. In the Making Good Progress pilot, many local authorities have found it helpful to use a combination of the two approaches to tutor recruitment. Tuition can be offered out of school hours (e.g. after or before school, or at weekends), or during the school day, as appropriate.