The Government has introduced the 16 to 19 tuition fund which is a £96 million of one off funding for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. 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).

 Our share of thisfunding is £13,963.

Principal & Executive Principal

The guidance related to the fund means that.

  • Learners who do not have 4-9 passes in either or both English and Maths GCSE at the end of KS4 will be prioritised for support using this fund.
  • Students supported will be those that have not achieved a grade 5 or above in at least maths or English.
  • If funding allocation allows then students who with a grade 4 will be provided catch up support.
  • In addition SEND students will be considered where they have experiences additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities.
  • The Fund is not limited to supporting GCSE Maths and English but can be for any aim in the learner’s programme of study
  • The need for support will be determined and agreed between the eligible learners and staff
  • Typically support will be in the form of small group tuition over and above the teaching timetabled for that subject and no more than 3-5 learners in one group.
  • This support will be delivered during the 2020 / 2021 academic year with any unspent money reclaimed by the ESFA.
  • We will be purchasing IT resources to support giving relevant learners the IT Infrastructure to be able to participate in all of the above remotely (if required) due to disruption to learning through Covid-19.

Published October 2020

Approved by Liz Barrett & Andrew Wilson

Principal & Executive Principal