How much does it cost to be an online tutor?
By Sarah JonesTheresa May is set to announce the launch of a new government-backed online tutoring scheme in England this summer, after weeks of criticism from educators over the high cost of online tutors.
The UK’s National Education Service (NES) said online tutorship was a key part of the UK’s education delivery model and the introduction of a free online tutored education would “open up the world to the vast majority of people” who cannot afford to attend school in person.
However, some teachers, parents and students say the scheme, called online tutering allowance (OTTA), is too expensive and can’t meet the needs of those most in need.
Ahead of the launch, a government spokesperson said: “The introduction of the new online tutor allowance is an important step forward in our education delivery system, which is designed to help meet the growing demand for better education and skills.”
The government has committed to increasing the proportion of free school meals served by all schools from 16 to 18 per cent, as well as increasing free school lunch to the equivalent of three meals a day from this month.
However it said that there would be a “shift in focus” from the UK to “a national focus on universal pre-school education”.
The UK was the only EU member state to have its own national pre-kindergarten scheme, which opened in 2014.
It was designed to provide free or reduced-cost childcare and education to every child in every home.
In 2017, the government said it had invested £11.6bn in the scheme.
The NES said that over 2.5 million people in the UK currently had access to a free, or reduced, cost of pre-K.
It added that there were “significant” gaps in the cost of education and childcare services in England, with the UK facing “significant under-investment” in schools, with many families struggling to afford to send their children to the UK for free.
The government said that the OTTA scheme would help to address the problem by providing “equitable, universal and accessible” access to free pre-KS.
In 2016, the NES found that just over two-thirds of schools in England had a free pre kindergamp; however, only 1.8 per cent of schools had a reduced cost pre-KB, compared to 7.4 per cent in the United States.
In April 2017, Theresa May said the UK was “making the transition to universal pre school” and that the new scheme would be “transformative” for “children and families who need to go to school”.
“This new online scheme is a game-changer for those who need it most.
It will provide an equal, affordable and inclusive access to education for all our young people,” she said.”
Critics of the scheme also point out that it will not include a “universal” provision to help parents pay for childcare or pay for education, meaning some parents could end up paying more for their children’s education.”
We will work with local authorities to ensure that children have access to childcare services, so they can learn and grow.”
Critics of the scheme also point out that it will not include a “universal” provision to help parents pay for childcare or pay for education, meaning some parents could end up paying more for their children’s education.
Critics say the government is prioritising free school lunches over the need for children to be in school.
“There is a lot of talk about the need to raise the quality of our children’s educational experience,” Nes head of education David Cole told the BBC.
“We’ve been working hard on that in schools in the last few years.
I think we’ve been very successful at doing that.”
But he added that “we’re seeing a shift in the way that we’re talking about pre-KC, that we’ve got to do a better job of giving a better quality of life for our young children”.
The Nes spokesperson said the new subsidy would be introduced by the end of 2018.
“We have to give this money to teachers, who have to deliver a good quality of education for their pupils,” she added.
“It will help them to meet their core educational and training objectives and also the needs that they have in terms of having a good work experience and a life that’s sustainable.”
The Government has promised to introduce a national prekindergie voucher system to help subsidise children’s early childhood education.
The National Education Strategy for 2020 said that it was “a key pillar of the National Education Plan”, with the aim of providing a “strong foundation for all future growth and prosperity in education”.
It said the Nes scheme would ensure “the best education is available for all”.
“The government is committed to a national programme to make the most of the skills and knowledge that our children need in their early years,” the Nés spokesperson said.
“This is something we have a very clear vision for.””Our aim is