The 16 to 19 tuition fund is ring-fenced funding for schools, colleges and other 16 to 19 institutions who receive annual funding allocations from ESFA for the provision of 16 to 19 education, to mitigating 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. Funding will be used to support the tuition activity above and beyond the programmes of education already planned for students who:
- Have not achieved grade 4 or 5 in English and/or Maths
- Have a grade 4 or above in English and/or Maths and 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.
We will use reports from our MI system to identify learners who are eligible for support, using the criteria set by the ESFA. When considering student eligibility we will have regard to the needs of students with SEND, particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning. We will review at a subject level those learners whose progress has been impacted by the effects of the pandemic. We will consider at a subject level how best to deliver small group (3-5 and no more than 7 in exceptional circumstances) support in line with student needs and available resources. Resources allowing, we will deliver the Tuition fund small group learning using additional tuition staff recruited to deliver additional support.