The Tutors' Association (TTA) is the only professional membership body for tutoring and the wider supplementary education sector in the UK and is recognised as such by the UK Government.
Becoming a member of The Tutors' Association signifies a commitment to the profession, and to upholding the highest standards of safeguarding, professional practice and ethical behaviour.
As well as supporting our members with information, practical tools, CPD and networking opportunities, TTA also actively lobbies Government over issues affecting the sector. We also inform the public on all things to do with tuition and supplementary education in the UK and seek to raise the sector’s profile by promoting tutoring as a profession.
The emergence of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) in the wake of the Covid pandemic has highlighted the important role that tutoring has to play in the educational landscape. We believe that classroom teaching and individual (or small group) tutoring are complementary parts of helping children achieve their full educational potential, and we seek to work closely with schools, examining bodies and the DfE to achieve this.
Tutors join TTA for a wide range of reasons, but by doing so what they all have in common is that they have chosen to make an active contribution to the growth, protection and reputation of the sector in which they have chosen to work.
At a practical level, there are many benefits and resources available to TTA members from webinars and Regional Hub meetings to specimen contracts and our National Conference. In addition, through our Affiliate Partner Network, we offer members a range of resources from discounted books and training, to legal and accountancy services - and much more besides..
We’d love to welcome you to our thriving community, and if you have any questions please contact us on 01628 306108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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(As you might expect, we have a couple of simple but important requirements that members have to abide by as part of our commitment to safeguarding and to the upholding of our professional standards.)
Conditions of membership
All members have to sign up to the Association's Code of Practice as a condition of membership. In addition, as the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults is the top priority for TTA, it is also a requirement that all members hold a current, Enhanced DBS certificate that is not more than 12 months old, and that they sign up to the annual Update service. TTA can help members obtain a DBS certificate if they don’t hold one.
We do not currently provide a service that finds tutors for individuals, but we are in the process of creating this. We hope that it will be up and running in early 2022.
In the meantime, however, we are happy to provide advice to help you make the best decision. We would encourage parents and guardians to use TTA members; all TTA members possess a valid DBS check and have signed up to a rigorous Code of Practice and robust Child Safeguarding protocols. You can certify if a Tutor or Tutoring Company is a registered member here.
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“Thank you for all you’re doing to advocate for the interests of tutors in such an impressive, focused and determined way. This is exactly what The Tutors' Association should be for.”
“We just wanted to pass on our thanks for the work The Tutors' Association (TTA) has been doing over the last few months. It’s fantastic to see TTA getting such traction and really proving its worth to the sector.”
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