16 – 19 Tuition Fund
The Department of Education announced funding to support students whose learning was disrupted as a result of the COVID pandemic. This 16-19 Tuition Fund is available to all 16 to 19 providers and is ring-fenced for 16 to 19 small group tuition only.
The funding is used to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted. The supported students are on a 16 to 19 study programme and who have not achieved grade 5 or above in GCSE maths and/or English by age 16.
Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College commits to using the small group tuition funding that it has been given to mitigate against the impact of the pandemic on our study programme students. Sessions will be limited to a maximum of five students per group and will be above and beyond normal timetabled hours. Students will be prioritised for small group tuition based on the guidance released by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). The full guidance can be accessed here.
Support sessions are prioritised for the following students:
- Those with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan
- Those who have a grade 4 or below in GCSE Maths and/or English
- Specialist software (BKSB) is used to further identify students with the most acute need
Examples of some of the Tuition Support on offer include:
- GCSE exam re-sit preparation
- Functional skills assessment preparation
Tuition Support offered is based on an individual needs assessment, the identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations, and outcomes.
The College is committed to ensuring 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 the most disadvantaged students
- publishing this guidance on the College 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 retain the evidence of the tuition provided
- deliver the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2020/21
- notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed