The 16 to 19 tuition fund is funding for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. It is 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 fund will be used for small group and 1:1 tuition in English, Maths and vocational and other learning for 16 to 19 year-old learners. This tuition will be in addition to the planned study programme hours.
Learners must be aged 16-19 and must not have already achieved a GSCE grade 5 or above in maths and/or English by age 16. Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND – both cognitive and SEMH) ) – including those aged 19 to 24 who require additional tuition to help them catch up with their studies – will also be supported by this provision.
How is Post 16 using this fund?
Post 16 are will be utilising this additional funding to support students in small groups and 1:1 settings to provide;
- Bespoke academic and subject / course support and guidance for individual students
- GCSE revision support and skill development where there appear gaps in learning
- Academic skills and knowledge development
- Specialist support for students with SEND including SEMH students
We are prioritising students who;
- Have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or Maths
- Have an Education, Health and Care Plan
- Have Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
- Have experienced significant additional disruption as a result of specific needs or disabilities
The specific initiatives CLF Post 16 plan to lead are :
- English & Maths Resit support to secure a grade 4 or above, through masterclass revision sessions using existing teachers, plus additional tutor support for intervention work.
- Intervention and support for disadvantaged students with development for confidence , oracy and removing the barriers to learning in vocational courses and resits. Provided through the recruitment of an additional pastoral lead student support.
- Providing specific academic support for High Prior Attaining students through academic mentoring and coaching provided by additional staffing.
- Re engagement recovery programme to develop and build social connection and confidence, student interaction and team building through an enriched curriculum programme.
Post 16 is committed to remaining fully transparent about how we use this funding and who is benefiting from it. We commit to:
- Producing this statement about how the fund will be used and publishing it on our website
- Recording the use of the fund, including reference to the individual students that receive the support, the needs of these students and the number of hours of tuition delivered. We will retain all necessary evidence.
- Ensuring that all funding is used to deliver this extra tuition in the 2021 to 2022 academic year
- Notify ESFA of any unspent funding from this fund for it to be reclaimed