16-19 Tuition Fund

The 16 to 19 Tuition Fund, launched in July 2020, is funding for the 2020 to 2021 academic year, ring fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from Coronavirus (COVID-19). The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, Maths and other courses where learning has been disrupted.

The funding is being used to provide small group tuition for 16-19-year olds where their learning has been disrupted and they have a GCSE Maths and / or English grade of 4 or below. Although targeted students are identified based on their prior attainment in English and Maths, the funding can be used to support students in their learning across a variety of subjects.

How the Academy is using the funding

Prior attainment of students

Timetabled teaching

Support outside of lessons

Resit exams

Students who have a level 3 in English and/or Mathematics

3 hours small group teaching per subject per fortnight with a specialist teacher working towards a resit in GCSE.

Extra support is available daily in study periods and after school 3-4pm with a dedicated 6th form learning mentor.

Students are entered for resit GCSE exams in November of year 12. If a level 4+ is not achieved, further resits are available in June of year 12 and November and June of year 13. It is our overriding aim for every student to achieve 4+ in GCSE English and Mathematics.

Students who have below a level 3 in English and/or Mathematics

3 hours small group teaching per subject per fortnight with a specialist teacher working towards Functional Skills level 1 and 2

Extra support is available daily in study periods and after school 3-4pm with a dedicated 6th form learning mentor.

Students are entered for Functional Skills level 1, then progress to level 2. On achieving level 2, students will progress to GCSE. It is our overriding aim to provide the best possible pathway for every student to achieve 4+ in GCSE English and Mathematics.

This statement is in line with the Government guidance and we have published this statement to demonstrate how this additional funding will be utilised in the academic year 2020/21.This document may be updated to reflect any changes in ESFA guidance.