16-19 Tuition Fund Statement
The Education and Skills Funding Agency 16 to 19 tuition fund has been allocated to sixth form providers and colleges in 2020/21, in addition to the main college funding. The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths and other courses where learning has been disrupted as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The tuition fund will be used to support small groups of young people aged 16-19 who have yet to achieve a grade 5 in English and/ or mathematics. These sessions will be in addition to the existing provision for this group of learners. Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) – 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.
St Wilfrid’s has designed a process to direct this funding where it will have the most impact. Using student starting points, regular data analysis, and with clear evidence of assessment of need, we are committed to:
- Ensuring that students who have not yet achieved a GCSE in English/ maths at grade 5 have access to English and maths tuition above and beyond their study programme entitlement
- Ensuring that students without a GCSE in English/ maths at grade 5 are allocated a learning assertive mentor, to regularly liaise between the subject tutor and the student, to maximise progress in the GCSE resit, beyond their programme study entitlement
- Prioritising students for additional tuition to ensure that those who need extra support receive it first
Examples of support on offer will include:
- GCSE exam re-sit preparation
- Mentoring to maximise the GCSE resit opportunity
- Additional Programme of Study knowledge catch-up sessions, where the need is identified
St Wilfrid’s will timetable sessions in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2020/21. Sessions will comprise of no more than five students. The sessions will be delivered by teachers and support staff with the relevant skills and experience. Sessions may be delivered using a blend of online and in-college delivery and will all be subject to the College’s quality assurance processes.