16-19 Tuition Fund statement
The ESFA has made funding available to post-16 educational providers to support students who have had their learning affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Tuition Fund is ring-fenced for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus.
The funding can be used to provide small group tuition for 16-19-year olds on a study programme where their learning has been disrupted and they have a GCSE maths and/or English grade of 4 or below at age 16. Although the support is targeted based on prior attainment in maths/English, the funding is not limited to support in these subjects and will be provided according to need across a variety of subjects including Enrichment activities.
Support is being prioritised where students will benefit most from, and particular regard is being given to the requirements of disadvantaged students and students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Idsall Sixth Form is eligible to receive £5124 and has committed to providing an additional subject period for every year 12 & 13 class. This additional time has enabled us to focus support for students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths at GCSE. We will be prioritising those students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) where appropriate. This tuition will be in addition to students’ normal timetabled GCSE English and maths lessons. Tuition support will be based on an individual needs assessment with identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes.
Examples of some of the support that Idsall Sixth Form will be offering are:
- GCSE resit preparation
- Catch-up, Revision & Enrichment sessions for knowledge and practical skills development
- Support for SEND and High Needs Students where possible
The Sixth Form will use the funding as follows:
- Deploying an additional member of the team to work with students in small groups to support teaching and learning.
- Increasing the sixth form learning hours of some existing staff.
- Run 1 to 1 or small group sessions in addition to the existing timetabled hours for EPQ & Enrichment opportunities.
- Provide external services to support students including careers and next steps work.
- Support will be offered and provided based on the individual needs of each student.
Idsall Sixth Form Commitment
The Sixth Form is committed to ensuring that the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund by:
- producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support students.
- publishing this statement on the school website.
- recording the use of the fund, including references to individual students who receive support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered and retaining the evidence of the tuition provided.
- delivering the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2020/21
- notifying the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed.