The 16-19 tuition fund 2021 to 2022 academic year

 

  1. Statement

This statement outlines how ATTFE will utilise the 16-19 Tuition Fund during the 2021-22 academic year. This is additional funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for the 2021-2022 academic year only and will be used to mitigate the disruption arising from Coronavirus (Covid-19) measures, lockdowns and isolations to the learning or levels of attainment principally of learners who have yet to achieve Grade 4 in GCSE English or maths.

 

  1. Summary Information

Provider Academy Transformation Trust Further Education (ATTFE)
Academic Year 2021/22 Total 16-19 Tuition Fund £19,569
Total number of 16-19 learners in 2021-22 112 Number of 16-19 learners supported 69

 

  1. Learners Supported by the 16-19 Tuition Fund

Following ESFA guidance, the following groups of learners will be prioritised for support from the 16-19 Tuition Fund:

  • Learners with low prior attainment identified as those who have not yet achieved Grade 4 or above in GCSE English or maths
  • Learners with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Learners suffering economic disadvantage as identified as a postcode address from the 27% most economically deprived areas based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation
  • Learner with additional needs who have experienced additional disruption to their learning as a result of their additional needs
  • Learners whose learning and assessment has been deferred and disrupted due to Covid-19 related restrictions.

These priorities are determined by a combination of prior attainment on entry; existence of EHCPs and additional needs assessments; plans of scheduled learning and assessment against that delivered; and assessment of individual learner progress during the periods of disruption.

 

  1. Support provided through the 16-19 Tuition Fund

The following forms of additional support will be provided from the resources of the 16-19 Tuition Fund:

  • Further specialist tutoring/ tuition resource in English and maths equivalent to 1 additional FTE; this will facilitate intensive catch-up provision, also embedded within curriculum areas to promote catch-up where needed and appropriate within vocational subject areas
  • Short programme Mastery Classes at Entry Level (1 week), Level 1 (2 weeks) and Level 2 (2 weeks) to enable intensive catch-up delivery followed by assessment in Functional Skills
  • General delivery of English and maths throughout 2021-22, through a small group coaching model (maximum of 5 learners per group) for an improved ratio of tutor: learner input and time
  • 1:1 delivery for identified learners
  • Continuing transfer of English and maths teaching and assessment resources to an electronic format for additional, out-of-hours, online and remote access to learning.

 

  1. Evaluation of the 16-19 Tuition Fund

The impact of the 16-19 Tuition Fund will be monitored and evaluated through existing ATTFE systems. This will include the deployment of the financial resource as outlined above, and the outcomes for learners who receive support particularly in their English and maths qualifications.  Evaluation will also take place through learner voice and feedback.