Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4th January England is in lockdown again. We have been advised by the Department of Education (DfE) to issue the following statement:
“The Association now recommends to all members that tuition is provided online only; this includes study centres. Schools will be shut except for the children of key workers like last time. The tuition exceptions are that vulnerable children and children of critical workers can continue to attend out-of-school settings for face-to-face provision. The definition of “vulnerable” is quite wide and encompasses those from deprived backgrounds and with special needs. “Critical workers” includes NHS staff, Teachers, Social Workers, GPs etc”
The position will be reviewed again in mid February. When the DfE’s website has been updated we will post the link up on this page.
The Association makes every effort to pass on Government guidance to its members in as timely and comprehensive a way as possible, and does so in good faith. Where we regard the guidance as unclear we continue to seek further clarification, but decisions based on the level of guidance available remain the responsibility of individual members.
The Tutors' Association (TTA) is the only professional membership body for tutoring and the wider supplementary education sector in the UK. Becoming a member of The Tutors' Association signifies becoming part of the UK government recognised professional body.
As well as supporting our Members we inform the public on all things to do with tuition and supplementary education in the UK.
Schools, pupils and parents are increasingly working more closely with tutors to help raise pupils’ attainment and confidence. Yet the role of tutors and supplementary educators has gone largely unrecognised. The Tutors' Association seeks to change that and raise the sector’s profile by promoting tutoring as a viable profession and encouraging professional development.
If you are part of an industry or profession that needs to get its voice heard, consider joining a professional body – even if there is nothing you want out of it personally. By being a part of it you are actively contributing to the protection and well-being of the sector in which you have chosen to operate. ‘The greater good’ may not be a popular motivation – but it is one that really matters. Through our Affiliate Partner Network, we can offer members a range of resources from discounted books to legal and accountancy services, training and more.
Subscription to the Association's Code of professional practice for organisational and individual members and the Code of Ethics for Individual Tutors is a requirement of membership. Corporate members are responsible for monitoring whether tutors with whom they work honour these codes.
TTA registered tutors are required to have a DBS less than three years old. They should adhere to the Association's Child Protection Guidance and if working for a Tutoring company, sign up to and adhere to their policy.
Online Tutoring Companies should hold a Code of Conduct which should include a clause on cyber-bullying.
We do not run a service that finds tutors for individuals, however we are happy to provide advice to help you make the best decision. We would encourage parents and guardians to use Tutor Association Members; all TTA members possess a valid DBS check and have signed up to a rigorous Code of Conduct and robust Child Safeguarding protocols. You can certify if a Tutor or Tutoring Company is a registered Member here.
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Membership is designed for Individual tutors, including both freelancers and those who work for companies and Tutoring Companies, Study Centres, and Agencies in the UK or abroad
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