What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has made tuition funding available to schools and colleges to support students who have had their learning affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The full guidance can be accessed here – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/16-to-19-funding-16-to-19-tuitionfund
Who can be supported by this fund?
The funding is to support small group tuition for students aged 16 to 19 in English, maths and other subjects that have been disrupted, including academic and/or vocational learning. Support is being prioritised where students:
- Have not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or maths.
- Have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support. These are defined as students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the index of multiple deprivation.
- Will benefit most from small group tuition, and particular regard is being given to the requirements of disadvantaged students and students with SEND.
How Heanor Gate Spencer Academy will be using the fund
The fund will be used to provide small group (less than 5) and one-to-one tuition in English, Maths, academic and vocational learning. This tuition will be delivered face to face by a new ‘Learning and Support Mentor’ who will be employed using this fund. Sessions will be based on the needs of individual students and a robust tracking system will monitor student progress in their learning.
In accordance with the conditions laid out by the fund, eligible students will be provided with:
- GCSE English and maths support in addition to their currently timetabled hours of lessons.
- Academic knowledge and skills development in targeted subject areas to make up for any shortfall in previous learning.
- One-to-one and small group study skills sessions to support academic progress.
- Additional support for SEND and high needs students.
Heanor Gate Spencer Academy is committed to ensuring the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16-19 tuition fund by:
- Producing and publishing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support eligible students.
- Recording the use of 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.
- Delivering the extra tuition and spending of the associated funding in the 2021 to 2022 academic year.