the 16-19 tuition fund
USE OF THE 16-19 TUITION FUND
Bordseley Green Girls’ Sixth Form's statement on how it is using the 16-19 Tuition Fund from September 2021
The 16 to 19 tuition fund is ring-fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 institutions who receive annual funding allocations from ESFA for the provision of 16 to 19 education, to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).
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 vocational and/or academic learning. Students aged 19 to 24 who have an education, health and care (EHC) plan are also eligible for support. All students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme and the funding should be used to support the tuition activity above and beyond the programmes of education already planned. It is for students who:
- 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 special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Bordesley Green Girls’ School and Sixth Form has committed to using the Tuition Fund that the ESFA has made available.
Examples of some of the support that Bordesley Green Girls’ will be offering are:
- Support for SEND and High Needs students
- Vocational and / or Technical support where assessments were deferred
- Vocational and / or Technical catch-up sessions for knowledge and practical skills development
- 1 to 1 study skills sessions to support academic progress
- SEND support to catch up on vocational and academic skills and skills and learning that are import for preparation for adulthood
Bordesley Green Girls’ will use the funding as follows:
- Continued employment of an academic mentor specifically focused on disadvantaged and vulnerable 16-19 year olds impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Recruiting a number of tutors and learning support staff across the school to work with students in small groups to support teaching and learning.
- Increasing the hours of some existing tutors and teaching assistants.
- Small groups will contain no more than 5 learners (or 7 learners in exceptional circumstances), with the ambition of having no more than 3 learners in each group.
- Run 1 to 1 or small group sessions in addition to the existing timetabled hours, where appropriate and beneficial to the learner.
- Support sessions will be prioritised for the following students:
- Those with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan
- Those 16-18 year old learners with a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
- Those who have a grade 4 or below in GCSE Maths and/or English
- Those students most disadvantaged (from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the index of multiple deprivation)
- Those classed as vulnerable or impacted most by the pandemic.
The School is committed to ensuring the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16-19 tuition fund by:
- Producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students
- Publishing the guidance on the school’s 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 retaining the evidence of the tuition provided.
- Delivering the extra tuition and spending of the associated funding in the 2021 to 2022 academic year.
- Notifying the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed.
ESFA guidance related to the 16 to 19 tuition fund is available here:
16 to 19 funding: 16 to 19 tuition fund - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)